§ 1 Scope
1.1 These Business Terms and Conditions apply to the purchase of contracts concluded through the website of biolifesas.org and all subdomains (hereinafter referred to as “Website”) or through related e-mail communication, and to all related services provided by Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents (hereinafter referred to as “JBRHA”).
1.2 Any user of the website or buyer of services shall be referred to as “Customer” throughout these Terms and Conditions.
1.3 Any business terms by the Customer which diverge from these Terms and Conditions shall not apply, unless expressly confirmed by JBRHA in written form.
§ 2 Offering of JBRHA
2.1 JBRHA offers scientific publication, which can be ordered by the Customer through the Website.
§ 3 Ordering and Purchasing of Services from JBRHA
3.1 To order a publication service through the Website, the Customer must first register with the Website.
3.2 The requirements for registering with the Website are that the Customer is of full age and has full legal capacity.
3.3 The Customer asks for contracting publication services with JBRHA the moment she/he submits an original scientific article (“Article”) for evaluation through peer-review and possible publication by JBRHA.
3.4 The Customer agrees to support open access publishing, which allows unlimited access to his/her published paper. In addition, the Customer agrees to the Article Processing Charges (APC) and is bound to pay the APC after acceptance of the paper for publication.
3.5 When purchasing services from JBRHA, the Customer has the following cancellation right: The Customer can withdraw her/his Article and cancel the declared intention to conclude the contract any time during the evaluation (peer-review) of the Article. Any benefits or interests received by the Customer up to the cancellation must be restituted to JBRHA.
3.6 When offering services to the Customer, JBRHA has the following cancellation right: JBRHA may turn down or reject the Article anytime without specifying any reason and thus cancel the conclusion of the contract. After the cancellation through JBRHA, both parties are freed from any previous commitments of these Terms and Conditions. The customer shall be fully refunded if any service fees were already paid before the cancellation of the contract.
3.7 In case a Customer pays more than invoiced by JBRHA, any bank or transaction charges will be deduced from a partial refund of the overpaid amount.
3.8 Once an article is published, AEU will not refund authors.
§ 4 Manuscript and Copyright Issues
4.1 If material from other publications is reproduced in your manuscript, please provide proof that you have obtained the necessary copyright permission. Please refer to our Rights & Permissions.
4.2 Your manuscript is accepted for processing on the understanding that it has not been published elsewhere (or submitted to another journal). Exceptions to this rule are papers containing material disclosed at conferences, however please inform us if this is the case. For papers with multiple authors, please also confirm that all authors are familiar with, and agree with, the contents of the manuscript. We reserve the right to contact all authors to confirm this in case of doubt. Please provide E-mail addresses for allauthors.
4.3 This article, if accepted, will be an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution License. Starting from 1 May 2022, JBRHA will insert the following note in the footer of the first page of the published text: © 2022 The Author(s). Published by Biolife Sas. This is an open access article under the CC BY 4.0 license.
§ 5 Prices, Terms of Payment
5.1 Prices are stated at the Article Processing Charges. The applicable price for the publication service regarding an accepted Article is based on the date of the original submission of the Article to JBRHA.
5.2 For authors from Low and Middle income countries, waivers or discounts may be granted on a case-by-case basis. For more information on Discounts and Waivers see the Article Processing Charges.
5.3 Payments to JBRHA are due within 5–10 days of sending the invoice to the Customer.
5.4 Invoices are sent by e-mail to the payment contact person provided by the Customer soon after acceptance of an Article for publication.
§ 6 Contract Document
6.1 JBRHA makes no provision for a separate contract document based on these Terms and Conditions. However, the Customer may check at any time the ordered services and status of the Article through her/his personal account on the Website.
§ 7 Miscellaneous
7.1 If any provisions of the Terms and Conditions should be found invalid, this shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions. In any such case, the contracting parties shall negotiate on the invalid clause to substitute by a valid arrangement as close as possible to the original provision.
7.2 JBRHA reserves the right to change these Terms & Conditions at any time by posting changes to this page of the website without prior notice. Please check these Terms and Conditions periodically for any modifications. Your continued use of any Service following the posting of any changes will mean that you have accepted and agreed to the changes.
Updated on 25 May 2022