The policy is based on COPE's core practices and WAME's guidelines.

The Women, Midwives and Midwifery Journal is committed to the principles of Open Access (OA) and follows a clear Copyright and License policy to ensure the widest dissemination and protection of the work published.

  1. Copyright:
    • Authors retain copyright of their work while granting the journal non-exclusive publishing rights upon acceptance. Authors ensure that their work is original, has not been published elsewhere, and is not under consideration by another journal.
  2. License:
    • All works are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. Under this license, users are free to share (copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format) and adapt (remix, transform, and build upon the material for any purpose, even commercially) the work, provided appropriate credit is given, and any changes made are indicated.
  3. Permissions:
    • Authors are responsible for obtaining permissions for reproducing any copyrighted material.
  4. Originality:
    • Authors must certify the originality of their work and ensure it has not been published elsewhere.
  5. Use of Unpublished Data:
    • Use of unpublished data from other researchers requires explicit permission and proper acknowledgment.
  6. Confidential Information:
    • Confidential information acquired during peer review must not be used or disclosed without explicit permission.
  7. Attribution:
    • Proper attribution and credit for previously published work must be acknowledged within the manuscript, following the citation style of the journal.

The journal will follow COPE guidelines for managing any potential intellectual property issues that arise.