E-ISSN 2367-699X | ISSN 2367-7414

Self-Archiving Policies

International Journal of Surgery and Medicine (IJSM) is committed to immediate open access for academic work. All of the journal articles are free to access immediately from the date of publication. There is no charge for readers to download articles. In order to assure the aforementioned, the International Journal of Surgery and Medicine depends on the financial underwriting provided by the Bulgarian Association of Young Surgeons and the goodwill of its editorial team and the continuing support of its network of peer reviewers.

IJSM applies the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0) license to articles. If you submit your paper for publication to our journal, you agree to have the CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 license applied to your work as follows:

  1. BY) Attribution — You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use.
  2. NC) NonCommercial — You may not use the material for commercial purposes.
  3. SA) ShareAlike — If you remix, transform, or build upon the material, you must distribute your contributions under the same license as the original.

Authors are allowed to self-archive post-print or publisher's version of the paper on the researcher's personal web-site, social media platforms, academic networks, and institutional or thematic repositories with reference to the Journal DOI number.

Electronic backup and preservation journal content

Copies of all articles, published in the International Journal of Surgery and Medicine, have been deposited on CD-ROM in the National Library of Bulgaria, Central Medical Library - Sofia, and in the Medical Libraries on MU-Pleven, MU-Plovdiv, MF-Stara Zagora and MU-Varna.