Open Access Policy

This journal 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.

ARO open access articles are published under a Creative Commons Attribution CC-BY-NC-SA 4.0 license. This license lets author retains copyright and let others remix, tweak, and build upon your work non-commercially, as long as they credit you and license their new creations under the identical terms. Commercial use of the publisher's PDF is subject to license fees. ARO's Theme is a SHERPA/RoMEO blue publisher that allows posting of the final publisher's PDF on website. The main output of research in general is new ideas and knowledge, which the Aro peer-review policy allow to publish as high-quality, peer-reviewed research articles. The Aro believes that maximizing the distribution of these publications - by providing free, online access - is the most effective way of ensuring that the research we fund can be accessed, read and built upon. In turn, this will foster a richer research culture and cultivate good research ethic as well. Aro, therefore, supports unrestricted access to the published materials on its main website as a fundamental part of its  mission and a global academic community benefit to be encouraged wherever possible. ARO allow authors to deposit all versions of their paper in an institutional or subject repository, as:
 1. Preprint
 2. Author's Accepted Manuscript
 3. Published article (Version of Record)
  • Koya University supports the principles and objectives of Open Access and Open Science
  • Aro expects authors of research papers, and manuscripts to maximize the opportunities to make their results available for free access on its final peer-reviewed paper
  • All manuscript will be made open access online soon after final stage peer-review finalized. 
  • This policy will be effective from 1st Oct 2013 and will be reviewed during the first year of operation.
  • Open Access route is available at for publishing and archiving all accepted papers, 
Specific details of how authors of research articles are required to comply with this policy can be found in the Guide to Authors.