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Terms and conditions

Terms and Conditions for Subscribes and Users of USCL Press Journal

These Terms and Conditions apply to all subscribers to USLC Press Journals, and all users of USLC Press Journals, with the following exceptions.

·        The provisions of Sections I do not apply to universities or other institutions that have entered into written agreements with the USLC Press.

·     In the event of any inconsistency between any provision in these Terms and Conditions and the specific terms pf such a written agreement, the latter will control.

·         For use of Open Access content, please see Section.

Subscription to, or use of, an USLC Press Journal constitutes acceptance of these terms and conditions and creates an agreement between you and the USLC Press. References to «you» and «your» in these Terms and Conditions include the named subscriber (personal or institutional), such subscriber’s agents, owners, employees, and officers, and/or each individual journal user, as applicable. The terms «institution» and «institutional» include not only academic institutions but also corporations, government agencies, non-profit organizations, and other non-individual subscribers. «Individual», when referring to a subscription, includes any non-institutional subscription whether identified as «individual», «members», «student», «retired», or otherwise.

1. Subscription Terms and Conditions

We value the subscribers to our journals and our relationships with our subscribers. Unfortunately, the USLC like many other journal publishers has occasionally been the victim of fraud, to its detriment and that of all honest subscribers.

An individual subscription must not be for the use of any institution. Without limitation, use by an institution includes systematic redistribution to fellow employees or other persons affiliated with any institution with which you are affiliated, or systematic placing in such entity’s library, intranet, or other central repository.

1.     Any institutional subscription must be for the sole use of the institution identified in the subscription order, and not for any other institution, unless the USLC Press otherwise expressly agrees in writing.

2.     Without limitation of the foregoing, it is a violation of these terms a conditions to do any of the following:

3.    Resell or otherwise transfer a subscription (for payment or not for payment) or the issues related thereto to anyone other than the named subscriber without prior notice to the USLC Press and written acceptance by the USLC Press of transfer.

4.     Order a subscription at the individual rate when the real intended use is institutional. Institutional use includes, without limitation, systematic redistribution to your fellow employees, or systematic in your employer’s library, intranet, or other central repository.

5.     Allow anyone other than you to use your IP addresses, user names, passwords, or other access control mechanisms, to gain access to a journal to which you have subscribed.

6.     Distribute any discounted copies, such as discounted print copies, to any entity other than the subscriber in whose name they have been ordered.

7.     Claim a «missing» or «damaged» cope other than to replace a cope that failed to reach you or reached you in damaged condition.

8.     Any subscription taken out at the individual rate but not for the actual of the named subscriber will be conclusively deemed to have been resold to an institution at the full institutional rate.

9.     Nothing in these Terms and Conditions is intended to prevent bona fide and ad hoc lending of particular issue of a journal. Rather, the intent is to prevent systematic substitution of an institution for the named subscriber.

10.  You agree that in the event the USLC in good faith determines that you have breached these Terms and Conditions, it may terminate or suspend the subscription(s) concerned, and apply the amount of any fee(s) attributable to remaining issues to its damages.

11.    In any action brought to enforce this Agreement, you agree to pay all reasonable attorney’s fees incurred by the USLC.

2. Permitted Uses 

This Section II applies to all individual who use USLC Journals. This includes not only individual subscribers but also all Authorized Users affiliated with any subscriber that is not an individual.

An «Authorized User» in the case of a company or government agency means any employee who has been provided password-protected access to an USLC journal. An «Authorized User» in the case of a university or similar institution means any employee, faculty member, staff member, or student (including distance learners) of the subscribing Institution, and other persons affiliated with the institution. (e.g., alumni or retirees) who have general Internet access through the campus network or via a secure proxy server. Patrons of such an institution’s library facilities who are not described above are Authorized Users only if physically present at such facilities and subject to the supervision of the institution.

An Authorized User may make the following uses of the Journals:

·        Download individual articles from any Journal for personal use, and archive them on his/her own personal computer. The purpose of this is to enable research-driven, as-needed downloading. This means (among other things) that bulk downloading is expressly forbidden, as is several or cumulative downloading that results in the user reproducing on his computer, in effect, all or any substantial subset of any issue of any Journal.

·    Print out individual articles from any Journal for personal use. As above, bulk printing and serial printing that result in the user reproducing all or any substantial part of any Journal issue are not allowed.

·        Make one copy of any Journal article be email, hard copy, or fax to one person at another location for that individual’s personal use as above. This means (among other things) that bulk forwarding is expressly forbidden, as is serial or cumulative forwarding that results in a third person’s reproducing on his or her computer, in effect, all or any substantial subset of any issue of any Journal.

·        Make traditional scholarly re-use of material within the bounds of fair use.

·        All other uses are prohibited.

3. Open Access and Free Materials:

The MIT Press Journals division has long-standing commitment to open content and makes hundreds of articles freely accessible on its website wos-journal.com. Articles included in journals are rigorously reviewed and allow immediate access upon publication.Open access articles are normally published under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ (CC BY 4.0) although some are published under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 International License (CC BY 3.0). Articles posted under a CC BY 3.0 or 4.0 license allow users to share, copy, and redistribute the material in any medium of format, and adapt, remix, transform, and build upon the material for any purpose, even commercially. Reusing under a CC BY license requires that appropriate attribution to the source of the material must be included along with a link to the CC BY license, with any changes made to the original material indicated. Articles marked as Free maybe accessed online by any user of the Wos-Journal site, limited by the terms and conditions as outlined above under paragraphs I and II.