Ghana Journal of Nursing and Midwifery (GJNMID) is committed to advancing scientific knowledge and fostering global collaboration through open access publication. Our open access policy ensures that research findings are freely accessible to all, promoting transparency, innovation, and the exchange of ideas.

Definition of Open Access

  1. Immediate Accessibility:

    • All articles published by GJNMID are immediately available worldwide under an open-access license. This means that readers have free and unlimited access to the full text of all published articles without subscription or price barriers.
  2. Re-Use and Redistribution:

    • Our open-access publication allows for the re-use and redistribution of published material, provided proper accreditation/citation of the original publication is given. Authors retain copyright of their work, and readers are free to re-use content without seeking additional permission.


  1. Reuse Permissions:
    • No special permission is required to reuse all or part of an article published by GJNMID, including figures and tables. For articles published under the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license, any part of the article may be reused without permission, as long as proper citation of the original publication is provided.

Meaning of Open Access

  1. Key Conditions:

    • GJNMID defines open access according to the following conditions:
      • Peer-reviewed literature is freely available without subscription or price barriers.
      • Published material is immediately released in open access format without embargo periods.
      • Published material can be re-used without obtaining permission, provided proper citation to the original publication is given.
  2. Creative Commons License:

    • GJNMID uses the latest version of the CC BY license, granting authors extensive rights over their published work. This enables unrestricted sharing, adaptation, and distribution of articles, fostering collaboration and knowledge dissemination.

Advantages of Open Access for Authors

  1. High Availability and Visibility:

    • Open-access articles published by GJNMID are freely accessible over the Internet, ensuring high availability and visibility. Authors benefit from increased readership as their work reaches a global audience without subscription or pay-per-view charges.
  2. Higher Citation Impact:

    • Open-access articles tend to receive higher citation counts due to their increased visibility and accessibility. GJNMID authors can expect their research to have a broader impact and influence within the scholarly community.


The adoption of an open access policy by GJNMID reflects our commitment to advancing scientific knowledge and promoting global collaboration. We believe that open access publishing enhances the scholarly communication process, facilitating interdisciplinary research and increasing the reach and impact of research findings.