Repository Policy

Author Self-Archiving Policy

As The Scholar Islamic Academic Research Journal is an Open Access journal authors are entitled to make their article publicly available according to the terms of the CC BY license:

  • Authors who have published under a CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 license may share and distribute their articles on non-commercial websites and repositories.

Re-use guidelines for open access content

When uploading, disseminating or repurposing Open Access publications, the journal should be clearly identified as the original source and proper citation information provided. In addition to the Version of Record, authors should deposit the URL/DOI of their published article in any repository.

We highly encourage writers to deposit the Version of Record when making their paper available under the terms of their Open Access license. This ensures that individuals viewing your material through such repositories have access to the definitive version, increasing the likelihood that your work will be accurately cited.

Because there are so many various ways to distribute different versions of your article as it progresses through the stages of publishing, a summary is provided.

Article versions

Author’s Original Manuscript (AOM)

What is it? Your original manuscript before you submitted it to a journal for peer review.

What exactly is it? Before submitting your work to a journal for peer review, make a copy of it.

What's the best way for me to share it? You can share your AOM anywhere you like, including on social media, on a scholarly cooperation network, on your own personal website, or on a non-commercial preprint server (for example arXiv, bioRxiv, SocArXiv, etc.). Duplicate publication does not include posting on a preprint server. If you do wish to publish your AOM elsewhere, we ask that you recognise that it has been accepted for publication in the following manner:

“This article has been accepted for publication in The Scholar Islamic Academic Research Journal.”

Accepted manuscript:

The Accepted Manuscript is created when it is accepted for publication. This version has passed peer review and has been accepted by the journal editor. Keep a copy of your AM for any future postings after you receive the acceptance email from the Editorial Office.

Authors may post their Accepted Manuscript (AM) at any time after it has been accepted (this includes posting to Facebook, Google groups, and LinkedIn, plus linking from Twitter, Researchgate, Academia, etc). To increase the citation of your work, we recommend that you include the following wording in a link from your accepted submission to the published article, along with the DOI:

“This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published in ‘The Scholar Islamic Academic Research Journal’ on [date of publication], [Article DOI].”

Version of Record (VOR):

This is your paper's final, definitive, citable version, which has been copyedited, typeset, metadata applied, and a DOI assigned (Digital Object Identifier). This is the version that has been published.

You can use the DOI to link to the Version of Record or post the article PDF on any non-commercial websites and repositories after publication.

Connecting your article's various versions

You may have already shared your AOM and AM in other places by the time your post is published. It's a good idea to link these to the VOR after they've been published, by adding something like:

“This is an [Accepted Manuscript / Author’s Original Manuscript] of an article published in “The Scholar-Islamic Academic Research Journal on [date of publication], available at [Article DOI].”

Article downloads, Altmetric data, and citations can all be tracked and compiled using a link including the DOI. All of this information can assist you in determining the impact of your work.