Open Access Policy

Public Health and Preventive Medicine Archive (PHPMA) is committed to the principles of open access, ensuring that scholarly research is freely accessible to the global community. To support this commitment, PHPMA employs the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (CC BY 4.0) for all published articles.

Key Aspects of Our Open Access Policy:

  1. Free Access: PHPMA provides unrestricted and free access to all published articles, allowing readers worldwide to benefit from valuable research contributions.

  2. Author Retention of Copyright: Authors retain the copyright of their work, granting PHPMA a license to publish the article under the CC BY 4.0 license.

  3. Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (CC BY 4.0):

    • Under the CC BY 4.0 license, readers are free to:
      • Share: Copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format.
      • Adapt: Remix, transform, and build upon the material for any purpose, even commercially.
      • Attribute: Provide appropriate attribution to the original authors, giving credit for the work.

Benefits of CC BY 4.0:

  • Promoting Collaboration: The CC BY 4.0 license facilitates collaboration and knowledge sharing by allowing others to reuse, remix, and build upon published works.

  • Global Accessibility: By adopting open access and the CC BY 4.0 license, PHPMA contributes to the global dissemination of knowledge, making research accessible to researchers, practitioners, and the public.

Authors' Responsibilities:

Authors submitting manuscripts to PHPMA are responsible for adhering to ethical standards, including proper citation, attribution, and compliance with the CC BY 4.0 license.

Learn More:

  • Detailed information about the CC BY 4.0 license can be found on the Creative Commons website: CC BY 4.0 License.

We believe that open access is essential for the advancement of science, and the use of the CC BY 4.0 license aligns with our commitment to promoting knowledge-sharing and collaboration in the field of public health and preventive medicine.