The "Women, Midwives and Midwifery" journal is committed to the principles of Open Access (OA) and follows the guidelines set by Sherpa/Romeo, ensuring that all published content is accessible freely to all members of the global community. We believe that this openness fosters the exchange of knowledge, accelerates the advancement of science, and benefits society as a whole.

In alignment with our Open Access policy, we adhere to the LOCKSS (Lots of Copies Keep Stuff Safe) archiving concept to ensure the preservation and perpetual accessibility of the published articles. This practice safeguards the scholarly record and ensures the longevity and availability of the research findings, even in the event of unforeseen circumstances.

Moreover, we comply with repository policies and encourage authors to deposit their published articles in reputable institutional or subject-based repositories. The journal's editorial team provides guidance and support to authors in identifying suitable repositories and ensuring compliance with Sherpa/Romeo's repository policies.

By embracing Open Access, adhering to the LOCKSS archiving concept, and ensuring compliance with reputable repository policies, the "Women, Midwives and Midwifery" journal aims to uphold the integrity, accessibility, and preservation of the scholarly record.