What is Platinum Open Access?
UMSHA Press supports platinum open access as a publishing
model. platinum open access means permanent and free access to published
scientific works for readers and no publication fees for the authors – it is 100% free. All articles are published under the most flexible reuse standard – the CC BY license.
Authors are not charged
article processing fees or publication fees – no fees whatsoever.
Importantly, authors retain copyright of their work and allow it to be
shared and reused, provided that it is correctly cited.
Readers anywhere in the world may download, share or use the work, free of charge.
Manuscripts submitted for publication in
a platinum open access journals are subject to the same rigorous
peer-review and quality control as in scholarly subscription journals.
Who funds this?
All publication costs for articles in the UMSHA Press Journals are completely funded by the Hamadan University of Medical Sciences (UMSHA)
in Iran. The UMSHA supports the advancement of scientific communication
and information exchange, driven by the belief that scientific
knowledge is a social good and should be available to everyone without
All articles in the journal are published Open Access under a Creative Commons Attribution license (CC BY-4.0).
This allows authors to retain copyright of their work whilst others can
share, use and build upon this work created as long as appropriate
attribution is given.
Authors of articles published
in UMSHA Press journals are permitted to self-archive the preprint
version of the article at any time, and may self-archive the postprint
and published version without embargo. Articles may be placed on:
- The author's personal website
- The author's company/institutional repository or archive
- Non-for-profit subject-based preprint servers or repositories (preprints)
- Non-for-profit subject-based repositories such as PubMed Central (postprints) and Research Gate
- Other suitable non-for-profit sites
preprint is the version of an article before peer-review. Authors are
not requested to remove a preprint from a non-for-profit preprint server
before submission. Upon acceptance, we recommend including an
acknowledgement of acceptance on the first page, as follows:
is the pre-peer-reviewed version of the article which has been
subsequently peer-reviewed and accepted for publication in [JOURNAL
A postprint is the version of
an article that has been peer-reviewed, revised, and accepted for
publication, but prior to the final publication version which often
includes copyediting, typesetting, and so forth. The following notice
should be included on the first page:
"This is the peer-reviewed and pre-copyedited version of the article which has been accepted for publication in [JOURNAL TITLE].”
After publication, the author may include the sentence:
is the peer-reviewed and pre-copyedited version of the following
article, which has been published online at [Link to final article using
the DOI]: [FULL CITE]”
A published version is the
article in formal format that is published online by the publisher. The
version self-archived should include the full citation of the article on
the first page.
The journal does not accept direct advertising
On occasion the journal will use direct
marketing activities (primarily email campaigns) to raise awareness of
the journal and to invite authors to submit articles. Marketing
activities are conducted by the Hamadan University of Medical Sciences.