About Our Open Access Policy

As you all know,  Pakistaniaat is committed to providing immediate open access to all its content to its readers. The term immediate open access is slightly technical: what it means is that there is no delay in providing access to our content; in other words we do not charge for access to our current issue while making only the back issues available.

There are several ways in which online academic journals fund this open-access: some have institutional funding, some charge author fees, while some others charge a publication fee. We have elected not to charge any kind of fees to our authors and readers. So how are we, then, funding our journal? Good question! Here are some answers:
  • The journal is run by a completely volunteer staff.
  • We do have limited funding provided by Kent State English department.
  • We are hoping that some of our well-wishers will donate to our cause.
  • We also hope that our readers will subscribe to our print version or purchase single copies of the journal, which could become a good source of support for our open access promise.

While we work to make this journal a success and make it sustainable, we do hope that you will find a way to support us in whatever way you can. Here are some suggestions:

  • Pass the word about us to others. If you have a website, put our link on it.
  • When publishing with us try to do your best in the revision process; it reduces the workload of our volunteer staff.
  • Make a small donation if you can: There is a donation button on this blog.
  • Order a print copy or subscribe to our print version.

If you have any other suggestions, please add a comment to this blog.

Masood Raja

Originally from Pakistan, Dr. Masood Ashraf Raja is an Associate Professor of Postcolonial Literature and Theory at the University of North Texas and the author of "The Religious Right and the Talibanization of America" (Palgrave, 2016).