Open-access mandate is a policy adopted by a research institution, research funder, or government which requires researchers—usually university faculty or research staff and/or research grant recipients—to make their published, peer-reviewed journal articles and conference papers open access.

Merit Research Journals (MRJ's) Publishing Corporation provides immediate open access to its content once it is published to support global exchange of knowledge.

Authors of articles published in any of our journals remain the copyright holders and grant third parties the right to use, reproduce and share the article according to the Creative Commons license agreement.

All issues of our journals are available online for free without any charge to download or print each article.

Merit Research Journals Publishing Corporation is committed to disseminating its research and scholarship as widely as possible. In view of this, and for the primary purpose of making our scholarly articles widely and freely accessible, each author upon submission agrees to grant to Merit Research Journals Publishing Corporation a nonexclusive, irrevocable, worldwide license to exercise any and all rights under copyright relating to his scholarly article, for the purpose of making it widely and freely available in an open access format.