Virtus InterPress

Journal Policies

Archiving Policy

Publishing House “Virtus Interpress” understands and supports concerns of our stakeholders with regard the need for preservation and access to scholarly research as publishing moves into the online era. Our policy addresses this question of archiving directly to reach the best compromise for all interested parties.

Publishing House “Virtus Interpress” is committed to the archiving and the long-term preservation of and access to the scholarly research information published in our journals and other publications.

For this purpose, first of all, we use services of Portico which is among the largest community-supported digital archives in the world. Working with libraries and publishers, Portico preserves e-journals, e-books, and other electronic scholarly content to ensure researchers and students will have access to it in the future.

Secondly, publishing house will act as an archive for all electronic information published by in our journals. There are several sources of information storage and archiving. First of all information is stored and available on the web page of the publishing house. Secondly information is achieved and continuously updated on the hard drives of our offices computers and well as on the separate drives that are stored outside offices premises in order to be preserved in case of emergency. Moreover the information is stored on several encrypted cloud storage facilities to guarantee their safe archiving. Updates of the archives are being made with defined periods of time regularly.

If publication of any of our journals is terminated, Virtus Interpress will continue to preserve the journal content for the long term and will charge an appropriate access fee to consumers. In the case that Virtus Interpress should decide to discontinue its activity as a publisher, we will make our best effort to make arrangements to transmit the electronic publication archive for long-term preservation to a trusted third party acceptable to our network.

Self-archiving

By publishing with “Virtus Interpress” the authors keep the rights of self-archiving. Below you may find main rules and recommendations with regard to self-archiving policy of “Virtus Interpress” journals: Authors can upload the initial draft of a submitted article on their personal websites, their institution’s repositories or any non-commercial repository for personal use, internal institutional use or for permitted scholarly posting.

Authors may deposit the accepted version of the peer-reviewed article on their personal websites, their institution’s repository or any non-commercial repository after 12 months of publication on the journal website. In addition, an acknowledgement must be given to the original source of publication and a link should be inserted to the published article on the journal’s website.

If the research is funded by NIH, Wellcome Trust or any other Open Access Mandate, authors are allowed the archiving of published version of manuscripts in an institutional repository after the mandatory embargo period. Authors should first contact the Editorial Office of the journal for information about depositing a copy of the manuscript to a repository. The link to the original source of publication should be provided by inserting the link to the published paper on the webpage of the journal.

There is no embargo on the archiving of articles published under the open access category. Authors are allowed deposition of such articles on institutional, non-commercial repositories and personal websites immediately after publication on the journal website.

Open access licensing policy

Published articles under OA option are instantly accessible for free to readers anywhere across the globe on our website, maximizing the visibility of authors’ publications. Articles are also free to download, print and share online, provided the terms of the Open Access license below are followed.

Virtus Interpress Open Access articles fully meet the requirements of funding bodies or academic institutions.

For Virtus Interpress Open Access articles published under the Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0), articles can be read, downloaded, printed, and shared provided that use is for non-commercial purposes only, no modifications or adaptations are made, and proper credit is given to the authors as well as the original publisher.

When sharing or re-using the article in part or in whole, the following statement must be included: ‘The final, published version of this article is available at http://www.virtusinterpress.org/[insert link to the paper.’ Use of articles for commercial purposes (primarily intended for commercial advantage or monetary compensation), as well as the distribution of remixed, transformed, and built upon material, requires permission in writing via info@virtusinterpress.org and may be subject to a fee.

For Open Access articles published under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License (CC BY-NC 4.0), articles can be read, downloaded, printed, and shared for non-commercial purposes as long as proper credit is given to the authors as well as the original publisher.

When sharing or re-using the article in part or in whole, the following statement must be included: ‘The final, published version of this article is available at http://www.virtusinterpress.org/[insert link to the paper.’

Commercial usage requires permission in writing via info[at]virtusinterpress.org and may be subject to a fee. Translations and adaptations not previously agreed upon with Virtus Interpress must include this statement: "This is an unofficial translation (or adaptation) of an article that appeared in a Virtus Interpress journal and is not endorsed by the publisher."

For research funded by the Wellcome Trust, Research Councils UK (RCUK) and other organizations with the same requirements, papers are published under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (CC BY 4.0). This means that articles can be read, downloaded, printed, and shared as long as proper credit is given to the authors as well as the original publisher. When sharing or re-using the article in part or in whole, the following statement must be included: ‘The final, published version of this article is available at http://www.virtusinterpress.org/[insert link to the paper.’

Virtus Interpress is committed to serving the needs of authors, funders, institutions, and other stakeholders and can use alternative Creative Commons licenses on request. Send queries to info[at]virtusinterpress.org.

Copyright on any Virtus Interpress Open Access article is retained by the author(s). Authors grant Virtus Interpress, an exclusive unlimited license to publish the article under a Creative Commons license and identify Virtus Interpress as the original publisher. Authors also grant any third party the right to use the article freely as long as the terms of the license are met. For uses by a third party that are not covered by the license terms, the Authors grant Virtus Interpress the exclusive unlimited license to regulate and monetize such uses.

Copyright Policy

Copyright is a form of legal protection for original works of authorship. Copyright Policy of Virtus Interpress publishing house covers the issues of the rights associated with the publication and distribution of the research.

Authors can use their published with Virtus Interpress works (in a full or in part) for: inclusion in a thesis or a dissertation, in future works he or she may write or edit, e.g., textbooks, reviews (with full acknowledgment of Virtus Interpress copyright and a link to the Virtus Interpress website), and for educational purposes, such as to quote brief passages or to copy small portions of content for personal use in teaching or research. Any republication, translation, systematic copying, distribution, or multiple reproduction of Virtus Interpress published and copyrighted material is not permitted.

The author has the right to post and update the article on a free-access e-print server using files prepared and formatted by the author. Any such posting made or updated after acceptance of the article for publication by Virtus Interpress should include a link to the online Virtus Interpress platform with journal article abstract. In all cases, the appropriate bibliographic citation and notice of the Virtus Interpress copyright credit must be included.

In all the other cases, the author has to request an official permission from the Editor of the journal, in which the article has been published.

For copyright issues connected to self-archiving please see the Self-Archiving policy.

Retraction and Correction Policy

To recognize the issues of possible fraud and misconduct during the publishing process Virtus Interpress realizes the strict policy concerning paper correction and retraction.

In pursuit of maintaining high scientific and publication standards, we approve the transparent editorial policy with regard to retractions and corrections. Virtus Interpress standards on retractions and corrections are based on publication guidelines and research ethics. The main issues of our policy are presented in the following rules:

Retractions:

Retractions are evaluated depending on the following peculiarities of the paper:

  • data fabrication
  • plagiarism cases
  • double publication (the findings have previously been published elsewhere without proper crossreferencing)
  • unethical research practices
  • unreliable findings (miscalculation or experimental error)
  • the author / contributor list is incorrect (bogus claims of authorship)
  • any other practice, which potentially conflicts with ethics of the scientific community.

In case of paper retraction, the authors of the paper will get the official letter from the Editor-in-Chief about the reason of retraction.

Retraction means that the paper content is removed and replaced from the official website and PDF simply stating that the paper has been retracted according to the Publishing house Policy with a link to the current policy document.

A retraction note will be published in the paginated part of a subsequent issue of the journal and listed in the contents list.

Corrections

Any revisions in the paper are to be made after the review (taking into account recommendations of the reviewer and editor) and before paper acceptance.

After the typesetting stage the corresponding author of the paper receives the layout of the Journal issue with the accepted paper to check before publication. It is a duty of the corresponding author to accumulate comments of all coauthors (if any) and to provide them to the editorial team in one message withing two weeks. Any small corrections (e.g. typos, punctuation) can be accommodated on this stage. If there are no comments or corrections, corresponding author should confirm that the paper will be published in the form received from the editorial team.

The author can`t make any corrections to the paper after the final publication on the web page of the Journal. Every unusual situation can be separately discussed with Editor-in-Chief after official query.

DOI assignment

Virtus Interpress publishing house has signed an agreement with CrossRef and became a member of PILA (Publishers International Linking Association). PILA is a non-profit association of more than 5,000 publishers, universities, scientific societies and other publishers of scientific materials. The aim of the organization is development and introduction of technological and other citation standards, as well as the development of other related publishing technology. In order to implement its tasks PILA acts as a DOI Registration Agency.

Therefore, we established the procedure of consistent processing of all the articles published in all the journals, from the moment of their initiation, and assignment of DOIs to each of them. All the articles that will be published in the future will also receive DOI. Financial obligations associated with the DOI assignment are covered by Virtus Interpress and do not have an effect on the financial part of the relationship with the authors.

So, the papers will be referenced properly and any changes will not affect the accessibility of your paper. We are keeping pace with modern trends in the scholarly publishing industry in order to help authors and potential readers to identify their article among other scholarly papers of a global community.

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