Open Access Journal
The Islamic Shariah and Law is an open access journal as per The Directory Of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) definition: We define these as journals where the copyright holder of a scholarly work grants usage rights to others using an open license (Creative Commons or equivalent) allowing for immediate free access to the work and permitting any user to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of articles, crawl them for indexing, pass them as data to software, or use them for any other lawful purpose.
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Open Archive Policy
All the contents of The Islamic Shariah and Law are Open Archive. The Journal follows an Open Archive Policy for copyright and licensing. If researchers are using or reproducing contents from this Journal, they need to appropriately cite the author(s)/articles(s)/Journal name.
The Islamic Shariah and Law follows the self-archiving of accepted and published papers because of an open access policy. Authors retain the copyright of their work and can archive pre-print and post-print or publisher’s version/PDF to personal or institutional repositories or libraries without requiring permission from the journal.