Copyright and Licenses

Copyright Policy

Creative Commons License all published manuscripts are authorized under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0. Our Copyright Policy aims to guarantee that unique material is published while in the meantime giving noteworthy opportunity to our authors. Herald Scholarly Open Access maintains an extremely adaptable copyright policy implying that there is no copyright exchange to the publisher and authors hold exclusive copyright to their work.

Importance of Creative Commons License is that anyone is free:

  • To share to copy, distribute and transmit the work.
  • To remix to adapt the work.

Under the following conditions:

  • Attribution: The first authors must be given credit.
  • For any reuse or dissemination, it must be made clear to others what the permit terms of this work are.
  • Any of these conditions could be waived if the copyright holders give consent.
  • Nothing in this license impedes or limits the author's ethical rights.

Copyright Act

In most countries of the world, authors appreciate protection of their innovation that shows up in books, journal articles and parts thereof, for example illustrations, plans, tables and animations. Secured works include literary and scientific lives up to expectations, for example, compositions, talks and computer programs. Just personal intellectual manifestations are protected. The individual who writes one of the previously stated works is characterized as the creator/author. Co-authorship arises if two or more persons create a work together.

Notice of Copyright is printed in all on the verso of the cover sheet of a book or on the header or footer of a journal article. Notice of Copyright gives data in regard to the date of first publication of the work and the holder of the copyright. Proper notice of copyright serves to ensure the integrity of the work and to fight copyright infringement.

Copyright Transfers

Numerous authors have strict regulations in their contract of employment with respect to their works. An exchange of copyright to the institution or organization is usual and additionally the reservation of particular usage rights. Please note that in the event of Open Access publications in combination with a Creative Commons License, a transfer of the copyright to the organization is possible as it belongs to the author any case and is not subject to the publisher.

Any usage rights are controlled through the Creative Commons License. As Herald Scholarly Open Access is utilizing the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License, anyone (the author, his/her institution/company, the publisher, and in addition people in general) is free to copy, disseminate, transmit, and adapt the work as long as the original author is given credit. In this manner, specific usage rights cannot be reserved by the author or his/her institution/company, and the publisher cannot incorporate an articulation "all rights reserved" in any published paper.

A copyright transfer from the author to his/her institution/company will be communicated in an unique "Copyright Statement" at the closure of the publication as opposed to on the first page in the article citation header. Authors are asked to incorporate the following sentence: "The author's copyright for this publication is transferred to institution/company".

Contents of Copyright

Ethical Rights cover an author’s authority to choose whether his work ought to be published and whether the published work may as well bear the author’s name. Exploitation Rights entitles an author to decide whether copies of the work ought to be recreated (Right of Reproduction) and if these copies should be offered to people in general (Right of Distribution). Right of Reproduction is meant to be the right to make duplicates of the work, independent of strategy or number. Right of Distribution is meant to be the right to offer to the general population the previously stated processed copies.

Copyright Licenses

Author is allowed to publish their work by themselves or transfer the exploitation rights to a publisher; e.g. Herald Scholarly Open Access. In order to be entitled to make use of these rights, the publisher asks the author to consent to a publishing agreement, conceding the publisher the sole right to reproduce, publish, distribute and make accessible to the general population, the work in print and electronic format. Authors and the publisher may as well dependably characterize their relationship in a publishing agreement. Herald offers a large variety of such contracts for all sort of works. Authors should contact their Herald publishing editor for additional details.

Prerequisite of the transfer of selective publishing rights is that the author has not as of recently signed such rights to third parties (e.g. alternate publisher) and that the work has not to this point been distributed in entire or in part. Consequence of having allowed restrictive rights to Herald demonstrates additionally that an author concurs not to release with another publisher any publication like the work published with Herald.

Authors retain, not withstanding uses allowed by law (e.g. U.S. Copyright Law, Section 107, Fair Use; German Copyright Act, Section 51, Fair Dealing) the right to convey the content of the work to different researchers, to impart the work to them in manuscript form, to perform or present the work or to utilize the content for non-commercial internal and educational purposes.

Limitations on Copyright

To the extent required by the purpose, it is allowable to reproduce, distribute and publicly communicate single works that have already been published, included in a free scientific work in order to clarify their contents. The cutoff points of reasonable managing will differas per special circumstances. Acknowledgement requirements are to be provided to the original source of publication. Exclusion of a sufficient acknowledgement constitutes an infringement of the copyright of the referred work. Under certain circumstances, it is permissible to make single copies of a work for private, non-business use; e.g. for individual scientific use or for teaching in non-commercial institutions of education. These copies may be not dispersed or utilized for public communication.

Term of Copyright

Copyright is legitimately substantial for a fixed period of time. The length of the period shifts relying on the copyright laws of every nation. It is more often than not from 50 to 70 years after the death of the author. When this term has lapsed, be that as it may, legal rights to the work likewise lapse. After that, the work becomes part of the public domain and could be utilized uninhibitedly.

Related Rights

Scientific Editions which comprise of non-copyrighted works (i.e. public domain works) are protected by copyright in the event that they speak the consequence of experimental analysis and vary in significant manner from previous editions of the works. Copyright assurance expires 25 years after publication of the scientific edition. Photographs are additionally ensured by copyright. Copyright security expires 50 years after the publication of the photograph.

Legacy of Copyright

Copyright may be transmitted by legacy. The author’s legitimate successor should have the rights enjoyed by the deceased authorconsistent to the arrangements of local copyright laws.

Infringement of Copyright

Copyright is secured both locally and globally as per the laws and treaties of each nation. Nevertheless, copyright infringements regularly do occur. Herald deals of an author’s right and embraces any essential steps to protect these rights against infringement by third parties. Any individual or legal entity that infringes on the copyright of a Herald author will be urged to cease and desist from the wrong doing and give itemized data about the infringement. Moreover, destruction of all copies unlawfully manufactured and distributed will be required.

Author's Responsibilities

Herald Scholarly Open Access distributes its publications all as far and wide as possible and needs to guarantee that the material submitted to its publications is properly accessible to the readership of those publications. Authors must ensure that their article meets the necessities, including procurements covering originality, authorship, writer obligations and author misconduct. Authors who submit papers to Herald do so under the Open Access facility and pay to have their paper openly accessible on the web. Authors will be asked to sign an Open Access license agreement. Articles published under this plan are made openly accessible online upon publication without membership restraints to gain access to. Users of such published articles qualified for use, repeat, disseminate or display these articles provided that:

  • The Author(s) may as well just submit unique work that has neither appeared elsewhere for publication, nor is under review for alternate refereed publication.
  • If an original work is accordingly reproduced or disseminated not in its entirety, however only in part or as a subordinate work this is clearly indicated.
  • The journal and publisher are credited as the original place of publication with correct citation details given.
  • The Authors(s) should focus whether disclosure of their material, substance and photos requires the former consent of different gatherings and, assuming this is the case, ought to get it.
  • Research completed as a team with different scholars requires that all authors approve of submitting the article.
  • No articles are replicated for commercial use without the former consent of Herald and payment to Herald of any appropriate fee.

Statements and opinions communicated in the article are those of the author(s) and not those of the editors or Herald Scholarly Open Access. No obligation is acknowledged for the precision of data held in the published article. Herald Scholarly Open Access assumes no responsibility or liability for any damage or injury to persons or property emerging out of the use of any materials, guidelines, methods or ideas held inside the article.

Author's Retention of Rights

Herald Scholarly Open Access recognizes and agrees that the Author(s) retain(s) the copyright to the work submitted for publication, and is/are permitted:

  • To reexamine, replicate, disperse, freely perform, and openly display the article.
  • To republish the work, as long as Herald Scholarly Open Access is cited as the source of first publication of the work.
  • To prepare subordinate works from the article.
  • To apply all other restrictive rights to the work (such as patents).
  • To commission others to make any utilization of the Chapter/Article.

Users are conceded the right to copy, use, disseminate, transmit and display the work publicly, and to create and distribute derivative works in any medium and for any mindful reason, as long as the author accepts credit as author, and the journal in which the article has been published is cited as the source of first publication of the work.

Privileges of Readers and the Publisher

This broad license has been developed toencourage open access to, and free utilization of, original works of all types for individual, research and instructive use but not business utilization. Later on, Herald Scholarly Open Access may decide to process printed copies of articles in bound form. This implies that articles will achieve a wider audience than users of the web-based journals we produce, and that articles will be accessible in durable form. Without bias to the terms of the license, we reserve the right to reproduce author's articles in this way. We further maintain all authority to sell any copies made to Herald’s benefit and credit. This right is exclusive to Herald Scholarly Open Access and the author must unveil any third party who may have a conflict of interest in this respect.

License Agreement

We are ceaselessly working with our authors to provide the best range and decision of user license options which characterize how readers can reuse open access articles published on our platforms. There are two distinct types of licenses which need to be characterized during the open access publication process:

Author Agreement

In order for us to do our job of publishing and disseminating your research article, we need distributed rights. For open access articles, we utilize an exclusive licensing agreement as a part of which authors retain copyright in their article.

User license

Users or readers of your article likewise need to be sure on how they can utilize the article. Our approach for gold open access articles is detailed below.

All articles submitted to Herald Scholarly Open Access, are submitted on the basis that the author(s) will retain copyright in the work. Notwithstanding this, the author(s) grant Herald Scholarly Open Access and different users of the website, a license to use the article. By submitting research article(s) to Herald Scholarly Open Access, you agree that anyone is allowed to:

  • Copy, distribute, and display the work.
  • Make derivative works;
  • Make non-commercial use of the work;
  • Under the following conditions
    • The original author and publisher are obviously and completely ascribed;
    • For any reuse or distribution, it must be made clear to others what the license terms of this work are
    • Statutory reasonable utilization and other rights are in no chance influenced by the above.

The following License and Copyright Agreement is valid for any article published by Herald Scholarly Open Access whose original manuscript was received from 01 March 2014 on. By accepting the Copyright Agreement, then the corresponding Author:

  • Does warrant that he/she is the author and has the power to make and execute this assignment.
  • Affirms that, for jointly authored articles, he/she is enabled to acknowledge this form on behalf of all authors.
  • Warrants that the article is unique, has not at one time been distributed and is not presently under consideration for publication by any viable element.
  • Affirms that permission will be obtained for all previously published and/or copyrighted material contained in this manuscript, it is the author’s group obligation to obtain all copyright permissions - they might be acquired during the publishing process and requirement to be gathered before publication. If the author has prepared the work as part of that his/her official obligations as an employee or officer of a government agency, public institution or organization and has copyrights that belong to the government agency, public institution, or company. Herald Scholarly Open Access consents to acknowledge their terms and conditions, assuming that they are not in conflict with Herald Scholarly Open Access Copyright Policy. If you have questions about our copyright policy, please contact via email at:

Author’s Certification

In submitting the manuscript, the authors affirm that:

  • They are approved by their co-authors to enter into these plans.
  • The work depicted has not been published before (except in the form of an abstract or as part of a published lecture, review or thesis), that it is not under attention for publication elsewhere, that its publication has been sanctioned by all the author(s) and by the responsible authorities tacitly or explicitly of the institutes where the work has been completed.
  • They secure the right to imitate any material that hasas of recently been published or copyrighted elsewhere.
  • They consent to the accompanying permit and copyright agreement:


The author/customer is responsible for acquiring consent important to quote from different works, to reproduce material as of recently published and to reprint from other publications. Sometimes a publisher approaches to give consent, will demand a nominal payment: it is the author’s/customer’s responsibility to see that such payment conditions are met. In spite of the fact that publishers for the most part hold the copyright of works appearing under their imprint, it is likewise respectful to request permission from the author of the piece concerned; publishers often grant permission subject to the author’s regard additionally being acquired.

The author allocates all rights to Herald Scholarly Open Access:

  • To publish the Work, in entire or to some extent, by various means such as hard copy or electronic copy formats, and in any types of media, now or hereafter known.
  • To republish, circulate, promote, publicly perform, and publicly display the work at any time and in all Herald Scholarly Open Access ventures.

Request to use Copyrighted Material

Content published by Herald Scholarly Open Access could be re utilized in all kinds of products in different formats and distributed by third parties. Any sort of utilization is liable to authorization by Herald Scholarly Open Access. Permission could be requested to use material obtained from any of the following sources:

Obtain Permission for use of Herald and Non-Herald Material

In the event that you wish to utilize copyrighted material for the following purposes, queries must be sent to the copyright holder: photocopies, distance learning, course, interpretation, visually impaired readers, expansion of article, rewrite article, thesis, republication, conference, annual report, repository, reprints, e-book, intranet, internet, and homepage/website.

Commercial use of Papers Distributed under the Open Access Model

Under the terms of the Creative Commons attribution-noncommercial license (CC-BY-NC) any re-use of published articles or papers from any Herald Scholarly Open Access journal for commercial advantage or private monetary gain of the user and/or their employing institution is denied. Specifically, the following examples are restricted:

  • Re use by an author/third party/other publisher of parts of or all of an article or articles in another publication (journal or book in any media) to be sold for commercial purposes without Herald Scholarly Open Access permission. Consent to reproduce selected figures would for the most part be conceded at Herald Scholarly Open Access discretion.
  • The proactive supply of multiple print or electronic copies of items taken from a Herald journal to third parties on a systematic basis for marketing purposes. Permission for this sort of reuse ought to be acquired from the distributer, who holds the right.
  • Reuse by an author of parts of or all of an article in different publications from commercial associations. Consent for this sort of reuse ought to be obtained from Herald Scholarly Open Access.

For permission to make any commercial use of material from the Open Access version of any Herald Scholarly Open Access journal (i.e. the online adaptation), please contact the Publisher, Herald Scholarly Open Access, providing a full reference of the material you need to utilize and a short depiction of the intended use.

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