Self-Archiving Policy

At Research Journal of Microbiology, we firmly support open access and encourage authors to share their work through self-archiving. We permit authors to deposit pre and postprints of their articles in institutional or subject repositories and on their personal websites and social media profiles, provided proper attribution is given to Research Journal of Microbiology and the article's DOI.

To ensure that authors adhere to our self-archiving policy, we have outlined the following guidelines:

  • Preprints: Authors may deposit preprints of their articles on preprint servers, such as arXiv or bioRxiv , before or at the time of submission to Research Journal of Microbiology. Authors may update preprints with their final version after peer review and acceptance.

  • Post-prints: Authors may deposit post-prints of their articles in institutional and subject repositories, as well as on their personal websites and social media profiles after the article has been published in Research Journal of Microbiology. Post-prints may include the article’s final version but not the publisher's layout or formatting.

  • Embargo Periods: We do not impose any embargo periods on self-archiving. However, authors should check with their funding agencies or institutions to ensure compliance with applicable policies.

When self-archiving, authors should provide the following information:

  • The article's DOI and citation information, including the journal name, volume, issue, and page numbers.
  • A link to the published article on the journal’s website.
  • A statement acknowledging that the article was published in Research Journal of Microbiology and providing a link to the journal's website.

Self-archiving can help increase the visibility and impact of research, and we encourage authors to take advantage of this opportunity. If you have any questions or concerns regarding our self-archiving policy, please contact us at