Copyright Policy

Last updated: Apr 07, 2021

1. Proprietary rights and copyrights in the Content

  • We do not claim any intellectual property rights in content displayed on the Platform whose intellectual property rights are owned by third party content providers (Content).
  • If you are a Content Provider, you do not transfer or assign copyright or intellectual property rights to us. By permitting us to display and host content from your journal, conference or repository on the Platform you agree to allow others to view, download, share, and make use of any such Content. You have the right to remove the content from the Platform at any time, and to make any use of the Platform Content.
  • We may or may not review content, however we reserve the right to remove Content, or refuse any Content from being displayed on the Platform at our absolute discretion.
  • Although the Content is owned by the Content Provider that has delivered the Content, Google and other search engines may recognise the Platform as the primary publisher of the content. This may be because:
    • The original website owned by the Content Provider receives less visitors than the Platform;
    • The original website may be corrupt, broken, slow, or otherwise dysfunctional; or
    • Any other reason.
  • Despite this, we do not hold ourselves out as the proprietors of the Platform Content that comes from Indexed Content Providers, and we link each article on the Platform to its original source content provider. By allowing your content to be displayed on the Platform, you acknowledge and agree that Google and other search engines may link Content to the Platform and indicate your acceptance of this.
  • Copyright is a legal protection that assigns legal rights in creative works to the original creator. Copyright attaches to written, visual, audio, fictional, non-fictional, and other similar works. A work is protected by copyright from the moment it is created, and lasts for the life of the creator plus up to 70 years, depending on the nature of the work.
  • We respect and endorse the copyrights of our users. We do not claim any copyrights in the Content supplied by third-party content providers.
  • If you believe that any Content is infringing on your or any other parties’ intellectual property rights, or if you believe your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please email us at notifying us of the alleged infringement. An email notifying us of a copyright infringement must contain the following details:
    • The name, address, telephone number and e-mail address of the injured party;
    • A description of the copyrighted work(s) claiming to be infringed on;
    • A description of where the allegedly infringing material can be found on the Platform, including a URL link to the article;
    • A statement that you or the complaining party has a legitimate belief that the material is infringing on your copyrights;
    • An explanation of why you believe the material is infringing on your copyrights, including any evidence that you are relying on;
    • An electronic or physical signature of the injured party.
  • Upon receipt of a compliant request, we will conduct an internal investigation into the alleged copyright breach. If we determine, at our absolute discretion, that the intellectual property rights of you or another party have been infringed, we will take steps to remedy the infringement, and such steps will be executed at our absolute discretion.
  • If we investigate a complaint and determine that you are indexing or publishing content which infringes on the copyrights of a third party, we may temporarily or permanently remove the offending content, with or without notifying you before or after such content is removed at our sole discretion.
  • You may notify us if you believe that material has or will be wrongly removed by emailing us at Any such notification must include the following details:
    • Your name, address, and telephone number;
    • Identification of the material that has been removed, including where possible the provision of a URL link to the article;
    • A statement that you have a legitimate belief that the material was not in breach of any third-party copyrights, including any evidence you have available to support this proposition.
    • Upon receipt of a compliant request, we will conduct an internal investigation into the matter. We will determine at our sole discretion whether the material was offending a third-party’s copyrights.
  • In the event of a dispute between two parties as to who owns the copyright in any material indexed or displayed on the Platform, we reserve the right to refer the dispute to a court or tribunal of competent jurisdiction to determine the matter. In such circumstances, we accept no liability as to the costs of determining the dispute, and each party to a dispute hereby indemnifies us against any order for remedy, compensation, or costs ordered as a result of the determination.