Open Access Policy


Open access (OA) is the practice of providing unrestricted access via the Internet to peer-reviewed scholarly journal articles. OA is also increasingly being provided to theses, scholarly monographs, and book chapters.

By making information freely available in this way, Open Access accelerates research and learning.

By reducing the barriers that restrict access to knowledge, Open Access maximizes the opportunity for publications to be read and for authors to be recognized for their contribution in their chosen field and beyond.

Open Access Policy of PJES

Pakistan Journal of Economic Studies (PJES) is committed to promoting the global knowledge exchange by making free availability of research to its audience. Therefore, it provides open access to all the published content immediately. Full text of articles is made available in the Archives section of the official website. Moreover, content published in PJES is also available on major repositories like RePEc (Research Papers in Economics), Social Science Research Network (SSRN),, Directory of Open Access Repositories (OpenDOAR), PKP Preservation Network and many more which are committed to provide literature free of cost.

At Pakistan Journal of Economic Studies (PJES), we are committed to the goals of open research. Our policies help authors achieve a high level of openness with their research. All research articles published in Pakistan Journal of Economic Studies (PJES) are fully open access: immediately freely available to read, download, and share. Articles are published under the terms of a Creative Commons license which permits use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium provided the original work is properly cited.

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