Bhutan Journal of Research and Development (BJRD) allows self-archiving of accepted and published papers through open access policy before and after the publication of a paper in BJRD.  Authors retain the copyright of their scholarly work and can archive pre-print and post-print or publisher’s version/PDF to personal or institutional repositories or libraries anytime without requiring permission from the journal or publisher.

Authors of in BJRD are entitled to deposit their accepted manuscript or the version of record (published papers) in institutional and/or centrally organized repositories and can make this publicly available immediately upon acceptance and publication, provided that the BJRD is attributed as the original place of publication and that correct citation details are given.

Authors can also make their published article publicly available immediately after publication without requiring any permission to different repositories, libraries or personal websites provided that they also deposit the URL of their published article, in addition to the PDF version by correctly citing the journal name as publisher along with other citation details.