Function and Disability Journal- Open Access Policy
Open Access Policy

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Open Access Policy

Function and Disability Journal is owned by Iran University of Medical Sciences and Co-published by Negah Institute for Scientific Communication. Our philosophy in Negah journals is that all research is for the benefit of humankind, research is the product of an investment by society, and therefore its fruits should be returned to all people without borders or discrimination, serving society universally and in a transparent fashion. That is why Negah Institute provides online free and open access to all of its research publications. Therefore, Iran University of Medical Sciences has supported all the publishing costs, therefore, authors may publish their manuscripts and audiences can download and share the articles, freely.


Under the Bethesda Statement on Open Access Publishing (June 20, 2003), Function and Disability Journalis fully compliant with open access mandates, by publishing its articles under the Creative Commons CC BY-NC-SA 4.0. Authors retain the copyright of their work and can deposit their publication in any repository. This means that articles can be freely redistributed and reused by the author and others as long as the article is properly cited. Published articles in Negah Journals can be deposited immediately into an online repository or social network without any cost. Negah Journals articles can be emailed to colleagues, printed, archived in a collection, included in course-packs, and distributed without restrictions. Please read the full Creative Commons license for further information.
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