Copyright Policy and Licensing

Copyright Policy:

The Journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. By default, copyright remains with the author(s) or the organization that owns the author(s)’ copyright in the article. In our open access journals, authors agree on submission that if their manuscript is accepted, it will be published under the Creative Commons license CC BY.  The journal provides the article’s online access for using and sharing by readers. Permitted (re) use is defined by Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY 4.0).

Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY 4.0): permit users to copy, to create extracts abstracts, abstracts and new works from the article, to alter and revise the article, and to make commercial use of the article

Authors are responsible for acknowledging and obtaining permission to use, reproduce, or adapt any copyrighted material (including text, tables, figures, and other copyrighted content) included in their article. The author must credit the creator of the material and indicate that permission was received.

The Journal will be able to publish the paper after receiving written consent from its Author. Copy right of the published paper (original work) will remain with the author/ co-authors. Paper once published in the journal shall not be published in any other journal in case, legal action could be taken by the publisher. If an author wants to publish his/her article in any other journal in that case he/she should withdraw the paper through written consent from the Journal before its publication.

Copyright Infringement Claims:

Any claims of copyright infringement should be addressed to the Editor at bearing the subject line “Copyright Infringement”.

The claim must be sufficed by documented evidence supporting the same version as being published or copyrighted or patented by the aggrieved party before the date of publication of the concerned Journal article. On receipt of the claim, the Journal Board, if found deemed, shall inform the Journal author to provide an explanation; the discussion of which shall be transparent to both parties.

The Journals Board reserves the sole rights to decide the validity of any such claims. After deliberation, if the claim is found justified, the concerned manuscript will be removed from the Journal archives and servers. Any subsequent print copies of the concerned issue will not contain the article. In case, the changes required are minimal such as inclusion of references, the authors will be intimated to do the required amendments according to the Journal article correction policies. The alternative version shall undergo peer-review as any other general submission and shall be published in the same issue (number) of the concerned volume.

Any claims on copyright will be addressed with the highest priority. A revert mail will be dispatched within 3 working days provided the claim is supported with documented evidence.

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