ISMJ- Open Access Policy
Open Access Policy

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Open Access

Researchers around the world want to have unlimited access to research publications. In this regard, all papers of Iranian South Medical Journal is released under license CC BY-NC 4.0 with free access (Open Access).

The advantages of open access:

  • To maximize the impact of research
  • Increase indexing, retrieval of articles
  • Eliminates the need for licenses to cite content
  • all researchers can have free access to the content

Iranian South Medical Journal is fully committed to open access content as soon as articles published.


The entire contents of the Iranian South Medical Journal (Iran South Med J) are protected under international copyrights. This journal applies the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC 4.0) to works we publish. Under this license, we retain ownership of the copyright for their content, but permitcopy and redistribute the material just in noncommercial usages, provided the original work is properly cited. No permission is required from the authors or the publisher. For any reuse or redistribution of a work, users must also make clear the license terms under which the work was published. This broad license was developed to facilitate free access to, and unrestricted reuse of, original works of all types. Applying this standard license to your own work will ensure that it is freely and openly available in perpetuity.


Iranian South Medical Journal is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License which allows users to read, copy, distribute and make derivative works for non-commercial purposes from the material, as long as the author of the original work is cited properly. Please read the full Creative Commons license for further information.

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