Open Access Policy


The Open Access Policy for The Asian Bulletin of Business and Social Science Research (ABBSSR) outlines the procedures and guidelines for providing open access to scholarly articles and related content published in the journal. The aim is to ensure the long-term accessibility, preservation, and integrity of the research output published in ABBSSR.

Open Access License

All articles published in ABBSSR are available under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) license. This license permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. Authors retain the copyright of their work, granting ABBSSR the right to publish and disseminate the content.

Accessibility and Availability

ABBSSR ensures that all published articles are freely accessible on our website immediately upon publication. There are no subscription fees, paywalls, or registration requirements for accessing content.

Archiving Partnerships

ABBSSR establishes partnerships with reputable archiving services and digital repositories to ensure the preservation and accessibility of published articles. These partnerships may include agreements with institutional repositories, digital libraries, and indexing services recognized for their commitment to archiving scholarly content.

Digital Archiving

All articles published in ABBSSR are digitally archived using industry-standard formats and protocols. Digital archiving includes storing articles in secure servers or digital repositories with appropriate metadata to facilitate retrieval and access.

Preservation of Content

ABBSSR is committed to preserving the content published in the journal in its original form. Preservation efforts include maintaining the integrity of text, images, data, and supplementary materials associated with each article. Preservation also involves periodic backup and migration of content to ensure compatibility with evolving digital standards and technologies.

Access Policies

ABBSSR supports open access to scholarly research and encourages unrestricted access to archived content whenever feasible. Access policies may vary depending on copyright agreements, licensing terms, and subscription models. However, ABBSSR endeavors to provide open access to archived articles after an embargo period or under appropriate licensing arrangements.

Metadata and Indexing

ABBSSR provides comprehensive metadata for all archived articles to enhance discoverability and interoperability with indexing services, bibliographic databases, and search engines. Metadata includes descriptive information such as titles, authors, abstracts, keywords, publication dates, and identifiers (e.g., DOIs).

Compliance with Standards

ABBSSR adheres to international standards and best practices for digital archiving, including those established by organizations such as the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), the National Information Standards Organization (NISO), and the Open Archives Initiative (OAI). Compliance with standards ensures the reliability, authenticity, and long-term accessibility of archived content.

Version Control and Updates

ABBSSR maintains version control mechanisms to track changes and updates to archived content. Version control ensures transparency and accountability in managing revisions, corrections, retractions, and updates to published articles. ABBSSR may provide access to previous versions of articles to maintain a historical record of scholarly contributions.

Review and Revision

The Open Access Policy for ABBSSR is subject to periodic review and revision to align with emerging trends, technological advancements, and community feedback. Updates to the policy are communicated transparently to authors, readers, reviewers, and stakeholders associated with the journal.