Manas Journal of Engineering (MJEN), the non-profit Publisher of the Science family of journals, recognizes the importance of openness in research as well as the increasingly global nature of the scientific enterprise. The broad public communication of peer-reviewed research, and information-sharing within the scientific community, are essential to advancing science in the service of society.
This is why MJEN makes all of its peer-reviewed research content freely available with registration via the http://journals.manas.edu.kg/mjen/index.php web site after publication.
As part of our mission, MJEN seeks to enhance communication among scientists, engineers, and the public, worldwide. Toward that end, MJEN does not require a copyright transfer from authors.
Authors are encouraged to further disseminate the accepted version of their manuscript, for
release on the following schedule:
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Additionally, authors and their institutions are encouraged-without further permission from
MJEN-to use the final, published version of their work for educational purposes such as
presentations, class handouts, dissertations, or photocopies for colleagues, so long as that use
is not commercial in nature.
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OUR LICENSE TO PUBLISH
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