Official Journal of the College of Nursing, University of Mosul

Open Access Policy

The Journal follows an Open Access policy, which means that all content is freely available to the public immediately upon publication. This approach is based on the belief that making research accessible to everyone promotes a broader global exchange of knowledge. As a result, the full text of all published articles can be freely accessed by anyone. Additionally, the Journal ensures that its articles are linked with Google Scholar, further enhancing their discoverability and accessibility to a wider audience.

The Mosul Journal of Nursing (MJN) adheres to a copyright policy aligned with the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 CC-BY. This license enables users to copy, create extracts, abstracts, and derivative works from MJN articles. Users may also modify, revise, and commercially utilize these works, including resale, provided they give appropriate credit with a link to the formal publication via the relevant DOI, link to the license, specify any changes made, and ensure the licensor is not depicted as endorsing the work's use. Authors retain the copyright for their published work on the MJN website. MJN values accurate citation for the work, which is governed by CC-BY-4.0, permitting unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction of articles in any medium, as long as the original work is cited correctly.

Plagiarism is treated with utmost seriousness by this journal. To ensure the authenticity and originality of the manuscripts, the journal employs the Turnitin Similarity detection application to thoroughly check each submission for possible instances of plagiarism.

The benefits of open access for authors are numerous. Firstly, it provides free access for all users worldwide, ensuring that their work reaches a broad and diverse audience. Additionally, authors retain copyright to their work without restrictions, allowing them to maintain control over their intellectual property. Open access also increases visibility and readership, which can enhance the impact and recognition of their research. Moreover, it facilitates rapid publication, allowing authors to disseminate their findings more quickly. Finally, open access removes spatial constraints on the content, enabling the inclusion of supplementary materials, extensive datasets, and other valuable resources.