Copyright and licenses

UMSHA PRESS is a Platinum Open Access publisher and provides immediate open access to the content published in the journals, on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

The authors are required to grant UMSHA PRESS and the journal an exclusive license for open access publication of their articles with a Creative Commons attribution license (, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided that the original work is properly cited. The authors of the articles retain the copyright to their work.

The authors are not required to pay a submission fee or article processing/publication charge for open access publication of their work, as UMSHA PRESS is funded by Hamadan University of Medical Sciences.

Indexing and archiving

Journals published by UMSHA are covered by Emerging Sources Citation Index, Scopus ,PubMed ,IMEMR and Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) among other indexes.

To preserve the integrity of the scientific records, the full-texts of published journal articles are deposited in XML format in the internationally recognized PubMed Central repository, and available through its main portal as well as its UK, Canada, and South Korea gateways.

To ensure a further visibility of journals, the articles published in journals are also distributed through widely used services such as ProQuest ,EBSCO and J-Gate. 


Permanency of articles


All the articles published in UMSHA Press journals are archived in National Library and Archives of IRAN and e-print which provides permanent archiving for electronic scholarly journals. We are also a participant in the e-print initiative which enables any library to preserve their own archive of content from publishers. A number of our journals are also indexed in PubMed Central, the U.S. National Institutes of Health's National Library of Medicine electronic depository of full-text papers.