Archive Policy

The research papers and thesis published in BM-publisher journals are being archived by us through the use of the facilities available with us. One is free to use the content of the journal for indexing and other purposes free of charge and the content used must be duly referenced. We allow archiving and storing of the published papers by individuals, organizations, institutions and others. All articles and accompanying materials published by BM-publisher journals, unless otherwise indicated, are licensed by the respective authors of such articles for use and distribution by you subject to citation of the original source in accordance with the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) License.


BM-publisher journals are optional open access and the following permitted uses apply:

1. Submitted Version (preprint)

A preprint is defined here as the un-refereed author version of an article. Authors may self-archive the submitted version of their paper on their personal website, in recognized not for profit subject-based preprint servers or repositories or in their company/ institutional repository or archive. The submitted version may not be updated or replaced with the final published version of record (VoR) The version posted must acknowledge acceptance for publication and, following publication of the final paper, contain the text: “This is the pre-peer reviewed version of the following article: [FULL CITE], which has been published in final form at [Link to final article]. Authors are not required to remove preprints posted prior to acceptance of the submitted version.

2. Accepted Version (postprint)

A postprint is defined here as the final draft author manuscript, as accepted for publication by a journal, including modifications based on referees’ suggestions, before it has undergone copyediting and proof correction. Authors may self-archive the peer-reviewed (but not final) version of their paper on their own personal website, in their company/institutional repository or archive, and in approved not for profit subject-based repositories, following an embargo period of 12 months for scientific, technical or medical journals, 24 months for social sciences and humanities journals. The version posted may not be updated or replaced with the VoR and must contain the text This is the accepted version of the following article: [full citation], which has been published in final form at [Link to final article]. In addition, authors may also transmit, print and share copies with colleagues, provided that there is no systematic distribution of the submitted version, e.g. posting on a listserve, network or automated delivery.