Open Access Policy

al-Afkar, Journal for Islamic Studies provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. Non-commercial use and distribution in any medium is permitted, provided the author and the journal are properly credited.

al-Afkar, Journal for Islamic Studies also operates under the Creative Commons Licence CC-BY-NC. This allows for the reproduction of articles, free of charge, for non-commercial use only and with the appropriate citation information. All authors publishing with the al-Afkar, Journal for Islamic Studies accept these as the terms of publication.

Benefits of open access for authors, include:

- Free access for all users worldwide
- Authors retain copyright to their work
- Increased visibility and readership
- Rapid publication
- No spatial constraints