A preprint is defined here as the un-refereed author version of an article. Authors retain the right to make a preprint version of the article available on their own personal website and/or that of their employer and/or in free public servers of preprints and/or articles in their subject area, provided that where possible they acknowledge that the article has been accepted for publication as follows:
This article has been accepted for publication in International Journal of Computer Applications IJCA ©: [year] [owner as specified on the article] Published by Foundation of Computer Science, NY, USA. All rights reserved.
Once the article has been published, we do not require that any preprint versions are removed. However, we do ask that these are updated or replaced with the final published version. Where possible, the preprint notice should be amended to:
This is an un-refereed author version of an article published in [include the complete citation information for the final version of the Article as published in the print/digital edition of IJCA.]
Authors can archive pre-print (ie pre-refereeing). Prior to submission to IJCA for peer-review, authors may post their original work in any informal, non-peer-reviewed aggregation or collection.
A postprint is defined here as the final draft author manuscript, as accepted for publication by a journal, including modifications based on referees’ suggestions, before it has undergone copyediting and proof correction.
Authors may upload their accepted postprint manuscript PDF to an institutional and/or centrally organized repository.
When uploading an accepted manuscript to a repository, authors should include a credit statement (see below) and a link to the final published version of the article. This will guarantee that the definitive version is readily available to those accessing your article from public repositories, and means that your article is more likely to be cited correctly.
Authors can archive post-print (ie final draft post-refereeing). Authors can post the accepted, peer-reviewed version prepared by the author on Author's own Home Page and/ or any appropriate Institutional Repository. We encourage authors to place complete IJCA citation and a link to the published article for proper citation.
Permission to make digital or hard copies of part or all of the author’s work for personal or classroom use is granted without fee provided that copies are not made or distributed for profit or commercial advantage and that copies bear a notice and the IJCA full citation on the first page. For details refer the IJCA copyright transfer document.