Self Archiving Policy

By signing the Copyright Letter the authors retain the rights of self-archiving. Following are the important features of the self-archiving policy of  ALSJs


Authors can deposit the first draft of a submitted article on their personal websites, their institution’s repositories or any non-commercial repository for personal use, internal institutional use or for permitted scholarly posting.


Authors may deposit the ACCEPTED VERSION of the peer-reviewed article on their personal websites, their institution’s repository or any non-commercial repository such as PMC, arXiv after 12 MONTHS of publication on the journal website. In addition, an acknowledgment must be given to the original source of publication and a link should be inserted to the published article on the journal's/publisher’s website


If the research is funded by any agency or government organization, Wellcome Trust or any other Open Access Mandate, authors are allowed the archiving of the published version of manuscripts in an institutional repository after the mandatory embargo period. Authors should first contact the Editorial Office of the journal for information about depositing a copy of the manuscript to a repository.  

There is no embargo on the archiving of articles published under the Open Access category. Authors are allowed deposition of such articles on institutional, non-commercial repositories and personal websites immediately after publication on the journal website.