Copyright Terms

Copyright Terms for the Asian Journal of Multidisciplinary Studies (AJMS)

Author Rights and Copyright

Authors publishing in the Asian Journal of Multidisciplinary Studies (AJMS) retain significant rights with respect to their work, which is outlined below:

  1. Patent and Trademark Rights: Nothing in this agreement prevents the author from utilizing the material in the content of the submitted manuscript in a patent or trademark application.

  2. Reuse Rights: Authors retain the right to reuse all or portions of their work in other works, without needing permission from AJMS, including for classroom use or in subsequent compilations of the author’s works, provided that the original AJMS publication is cited.

  3. Sharing Policy: Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) after the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as greater citation of published work.

Copyright Retain

While authors retain the copyright of their work, this term does not infringe upon the author's rights to use the content in other works. This includes:

  1. Exclusive License: The author(s) grant to AJMS an exclusive license to publish, distribute, and commercialize the article in any form or medium. 

  2. All Rights Retained: Despite the exclusive license, authors retain the right to use their work in any capacity, including for commercial purposes, and to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of AJMS's published version of the work, acknowledging its initial publication in this journal.

  3. Open Access Agreement: AJMS publishes articles under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (CC BY 4.0) or any other license chosen by the author, under which others can share the work with an acknowledgment of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal. Authors retain all rights to their work under these licenses, ensuring their freedom to use and share their creations as they see fit. See Open Access Policy

Permissions and Commercial Use

  1. Third-party Material: Authors are responsible for securing permission for any content not created by them or not in the public domain. This includes text, figures, and data.

  2. Commercial Use: Commercial use of articles is permitted under the chosen license, provided the original work is correctly cited and not used in a derogatory manner. Authors retain the right to use their work for commercial purposes without restriction.