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Publisher: Limited Liability Company Scientific Industrial Enterprise “Genesis. Frontier. Science”
Publication: Journal of Frontier Studies
THIS PUBLISHING AGREEMENT (“Agreement”) is entered into by and between the Limited Liability Company Scientific Industrial Enterprise “Genesis. Frontier. Science” (GFN) and the Author(s) specified above (“Author(s)”) as of the Contract Date specified above.
WHEREAS, GFN is in the business of publishing journals and wishes to procure a licence to publish the Author's Manuscript,
WHEREAS, the Author(s) wish(es) to publish the Author(s) original work (“Manuscript”) in the Journal of Frontier Studies,
NOW, THEREFORE, in light of the premises and the mutual promises contained herein, the receipt and sufficiency of which are hereby acknowledged, the parties agree as follows:
1. LICENCE TO PUBLISH
The Author(s) hereby grant(s) to GFN a non-exclusive, irrevocable, royalty-free, worldwide licence to:
- publish, reproduce, store, distribute, transmit and communicate to the public the Manuscript and any supplemental material in whole or in part, in print and/or digital form, whether or not in combination with the works of others, under a Creative Commons Attribution International licence
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1.3 include the Manuscript and any supplemental material, in whole or in part, in a computerised database and to make this database available to third parties;
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1.6 register a digital object identifier (DOI) for the Manuscript should the Manuscript be accepted for publication.
2. COPYRIGHT OWNERSHIP
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2.2 This Agreement shall have no bearing on the moral rights of the Author(s) in the Manuscript, i.e. the right to be identified as the author and the right to object to derogatory treatment of the Manuscript.
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3.1.1 The Manuscript is original and has not been published before in its current or a substantially similar form in another publication, i.e. the publication in the Journal of Frontier Studies shall be the first publication of the Manuscript. For the avoidance of doubt, articles pre-published on a recognised preprint server such as arXiv, theses and non-peer-reviewed conference presentations do not qualify as “another publication” but should be declared in the covering letter;
3.1.2 The Manuscript is not under consideration for publication by another Publisher;
3.1.3 The Manuscript does not contain any unlawful statements or content and does not infringe any existing third party copyright, moral right or other intellectual property rights;
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3.1.8 Any person that has made a significant contribution to the research and the paper has been listed as an author and that minor contributors and works of others mentioned in the Manuscript have been appropriately attributed in the Manuscript;
3.1.9 The Author(s) has/have disclosed any potential conflict of interest in the research and that any support from a third party has been noted in the Acknowledgements;
3.1.10 The Author(s) will not deposit the final version of the Manuscript into a subject or institutional repository until the Manuscript has been published by GFN and may then deposit the published version in an institutional repository; the Author(s) may deposit the submitted or accepted version in on personal web pages before publication, but these versions must be replaced by the published version after publication.
3.2 The Author(s) shall hold harmless and indemnify GFN from any third-party claims resulting from the publication of the Manuscript should there be a breach of the above warranty.
3.3 The Author(s) authorise(s) GFN to institute, in co-operation with the Author(s), the necessary steps to prevent third party infringement of the copyright in the Manuscript.
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4.2 Subject to Final Acceptance, GFN undertakes to publish the Manuscript to GFN's customary standard at the cost and expense of GFN within a reasonable period after Acceptance.
4.3 Notwithstanding Clause 4.2 above, GFN may charge the Author(s) for redrawing of figures resulting from substandard qualities of submitted figures and for substantial changes at the proof stage.
4.4 If the Manuscript is not accepted for publication by GFN the portions of the Agreement pertaining to publication of the Manuscript by GFN shall be null and void and the authors shall be free to submit and publish the Manuscript elsewhere.
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6.2 Neither party shall be liable in damages or have the right to cancel this Agreement for any delay or default in performing hereunder if such delay or default is caused by conditions beyond its control including, but not limited to Acts of God, Government restrictions (including the denial or cancellation of any export or other necessary license), wars, insurrections, strikes, fires, floods, work stoppages, unavailability of materials, carriers or communications facilities, and/or any other cause beyond the reasonable control of the party whose performance is affected.
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