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The content published in the Pakistan Heart Journal can be accessed immediately, the articles can be read, downloaded, and distributed freely by everyone.

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Author Rights: The journal uses a non-exclusive licensing agreement. With respect to open access publishing, the authors retain the copyright along with the primary scholarly usage rights. And grants the journal publication and distribution rights. 

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Authors grant the Pakistan Heart Journal a non-exclusive right to publish and distribute the article for both commercial and non-commercial purposes. 

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As an open access journal with no subscription charges, a fee (Article Publishing Charge, APC) is payable by the author or research funder to cover the costs associated with publication. This ensures your article will be immediately and permanently free to access by everyone. The content is freely accessible to the readers on the journal website.