Copyright and Licensing

    The copyright is retained by the authors for all articles published Iraqi Journal of Computers, Communication, Control & Systems Engineering (IJCCCE). The Articles are licensed under an open access Creative Commons CC BY 4.0 license; this means that that anyone can download and read the paper for free. Moreover, the articles may be reused and quoted on condition that the original published version of article has to be cited. These conditions ensure that the authors receive proper credit, meanwhile maximum exposure and use of the work is permitted.

    Some articles may be licensed differently in exceptional circumstances. Some authors may not allow this license for specific condition, which may be related to funding, for example, they can notify the editorial-in-chief of the journal at submission stage. In such cases, exceptions may be granted at the discretion of the publisher.

Reproducing Material that has been published by another Publisher

In order to reproduce any published extract of text or material like charts, tables, figures, or schemes, for which the authors do not hold the copyright or such material does not fall into the public domain, it is absolutely necessary for authors to obtain permission. Permission should be requested by the authors from the copyright holder (usually the Publisher, please refer to the imprint of the individual publications to identify the copyright holder).

Permission is required for the cases:

  1. The photographs, which are not been held copyright.
  2. Substantial extracts from previous works.
  3. Unaltered or slightly modified Graphs, Schemes, Tables, Artworks and Charts.
  4. The works published by the same author (s) in other Publishers, which have not retained copyright.


The Permission is not required for following cases:

  1. Charts, graphs, artworks and schemes which are significantly changed or completely redrawn by the authors do not need permission.
  2. If the authors use reasonably short quotes, then this is considered as fair use and hence the permission is not required.
  3. The authors reconstructed their own tables with data, which are already published elsewhere. In this case, the authors have to cite the source of data either in the form of "Adapted from..." or "Data from...".

Obtaining Permission

The authors should start obtaining permissions as early as possible to avoid unnecessary delays in the process of publications. It is recommended to apply for permission if there is any doubt about the copyright. Without permission, the journal cannot publish material from other publications.