Archiving policy

The North African Journal of Food and Nutrition Research (NAJFNR)  uses as long-term preservation service, where the published articles are currently archived - Open Journal Systems.        

Our publication policies enable authors to achieve a high degree of transparency with their research and assist them in fulfilling the open access (OA) requirements of their research funders and institutions. All OA articles published by the North African Journal of Food and Nutrition Research are archived on the journal's website and in repositories such as AJOL, Google Scholar, Mendeley, and other databases, utilizing individual journal identifiers and DOIs provided by CrossRef.


Repository policy

The North African Journal of Food and Nutrition Research (NAJFNR) permits both self-archiving and repository archiving of accepted and published papers in accordance with its open access policy, both before and after publication. Authors retain copyright to their scholarly work and are permitted to archive the publisher’s version or PDF in personal or institutional repositories or libraries at any time without requiring permission from the journal or publisher.

Authors may also make their published article publicly available immediately following publication, without needing any special permission, by depositing the URL of their published article in various repositories, libraries, or on personal websites, in addition to the PDF version. Proper citation of the journal name or publisher, along with other citation details, is required.

All the papers published in NAJFNR are indexed in Mendeley repository which is a free and secure cloud-based communal repository.

NAJFNR allows authors to deposit Published version (Version of Record) of their paper in an institutional or other repository of their choice (e.g., Google Scholar,, ResearchGate, etc). Authors are allowed to use and reposit its own published work, by downloading it from the journal website; no modifications such as article’s reformatting or repaginating are allowed. 

 In addition, NAJFNR provides repository within the Open Journal Systems (OJS) open-source software application for the following versions:

  • Submitted version – reposited in OJS, but not publicly available
  • Accepted version (Author Accepted Manuscript) – reposited in OJS, but not publicly available
  • Published version (Version of Record) – reposited in OJS, and publicly available – open access