Copyright and Publishing Rights

1. Copyright

  • All articles published in the "Research Journal of Psychology" are protected by copyright. The copyright for each article belongs to the author(s).
  • Authors retain copyright of their work but grant the journal a non-exclusive license to publish their article in the journal and in any electronic formats, including online databases and websites.
  • Authors are free to share their work on personal websites or institutional repositories, provided they cite the original publication in the "Research Journal of Psychology" and include a link to the article on the journal's website.

2. Publishing Rights

  • Authors submit their articles electronically through the journal's online submission system.
  • Upon acceptance, authors are required to sign a copyright transfer agreement.
  • Authors are responsible for the originality and accuracy of their work.
  • Authors are responsible for obtaining permission to reproduce any previously published material in their article.
  • The journal reserves the right to reject or edit articles that do not meet the journal's standards.

3. Open Access Option

  • The "Research Journal of Psychology" offers an optional open access publication fee.
  • Articles published under the open access option are freely available to anyone online without subscription.
  • Authors who choose the open access option retain the same copyright and publishing rights as those who publish under the traditional model.

4. Third-Party Rights

  • Authors are responsible for ensuring that their article does not infringe any third-party rights, including copyrights, trademarks, or patents.
  • Authors are responsible for obtaining any necessary permissions from third-party right holders before submitting their article.

5. Plagiarism and Self-Plagiarism

  • The "Research Journal of Psychology" takes plagiarism and self-plagiarism very seriously.
  • All articles submitted to the journal are screened for plagiarism using plagiarism detection software.
  • Any article found to contain plagiarized material will be rejected.
  • Repeated instances of plagiarism or self-plagiarism may result in the author being banned from submitting to the journal in the future.