Open Access Policy

All research articles published in the University of Chitral, Journal of Religious Studies, (UOCHJRS) are fully open access and immediately freely available to read, download and share. Articles are published under the terms of a Creative Commons license which permits use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

The author(s) and copyright holder(s) grant(s) to all users a free, irrevocable, worldwide, perpetual right of access to, and a license to copy, use, distribute, transmit and display the work publicly and to make and distribute derivative works, in any digital medium for any responsible purpose, subject to proper attribution of authorship as well as  well as the right to make small numbers of printed copies for their personal use.

A complete version of the work and all supplemental materials, including a copy of the permission as stated above, in a suitable standard electronic format is deposited immediately upon initial publication in at least one online repository that is supported by an academic institution, scholarly society, government agency, or other well-established organization that seeks to enable open access, unrestricted distribution, interoperability, and long-term archiving.


Open access is a property of individual works, not necessarily journals or publishers.

Community standards, rather than copyright law, will continue to provide the mechanism for enforcement of proper attribution and responsible use of the published work, as they do now.

Open articles are published under Creative Commons licenses. Authors publishing in the University of Chitral, Journal of Religious Studies (UOCHJRS) can use the following Creative Commons licenses for their articles:

  1. Creative Commons Attribution license (CC BY)
  2. Creative Commons Non-Commercial license (CC BY-NC)

Copy Right Policy/License Policy

Authors will have the original copyright of their research but they have to transfer the publishing and distribution rights to theUniversity of Chitral, including the right to publish the article on UOCHJRS online platformsunder the creative common license (CC BY 4.0) which entitles the journal to share this article on various platforms without any copyright violation and for non-commercial purposes.  In accordance with above, as authors transfer the publishing rights to The University of Chitral, Pakistan a perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free access to this article will be made by the UOCHJRS both online and in printed form as per the conditions of the creative common license mentioned above.

The UOCHJRS is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License, (CC BY 4.0)