Publication Policy

Open Access, Copyright, Deposit, and Archival Statements

Open Access Statement 

Andover House journals provide full and immediate open access to all of their articles on the publisher’s and on the journals’ website.

Open access means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author.The Open Access Policy also grants Andover House the right to license articles for free use under the same conditions. The journal/publisher is not responsible for subsequent uses of the work. 


Copyright Policy 

Copyrights of all articles published in Andover House journals are retained by the authors, with first publication rights granted to the journal. All articles are published under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. This means that users are are free to share (copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format) andadapt(remix, transform, and build upon) the material, and the licensor cannot revoke these freedoms as long as you follow the license terms:

Attribution — You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use.

NonCommercial — You may not use the material for commercial purposes.

ShareAlike — If you remix, transform, or build upon the material, you must distribute your contributions under the same license as the original.

Authors have the rights to reuse, republish, archive, and distribute their own articles after publication, and undertake to permit others to distribute, remix, adapt, and build upon this work non-commercially provided the original work is properly cited. 

Users may not apply legal terms or technological measures that legally restrict others from doing anything the license permits. If material is not included in the article’s Creative Commons license and your intended use is not permitted by statutory regulation or exceeds the permitted use, you will need to obtain permission directly from the copyright holder (i.e., from the Authors).


Deposit Policy / Archiving Policy 

All articles receive a unique identifier (DOI prefix:10.33218) and are archived both in Portico and Crossref for preservation. We follow Sherpa/Romeo‘s green archiving policy. Both pre-print and post-print or publisher’s version/PDF can be archived, without restrictions. we support authors who wish to share their work early through deposition of manuscripts with preprint servers such as bioRxiv or arXiv, have previously been presented at conferences, published as a thesis or have previously appeared in other “non-journal” venues (for example: blogs or posters).

Authors may request updating their work previously published online as ‘Articles in Progress’ before it edited into an issue. After having been entered to an issue, we may publish an Errata, if justified. Authors are responsible for updating the archived preprint with the journal reference (including DOI) and a link to the published articles on the appropriate journal website upon publication.


Submission Policy

All manuscripts should be written in English and prepared according to the Author Guide.

Submission of an article to a journal implies that the work described original and it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere, that its publication is approved by all authors and by the authorities responsible where the work was carried out. Figures and tables should be original and should not have been published in any previous publications.

Any form of plagiarism, including self-plagiarism, are rejected. All submissions are checked for similarities and overlap using iThenticate’s Crosscheck software. Replication studies must be clearly identified as such, as they may score higher with Crosscheck. Submissions with high scores will be scrutinized by editors for potential scientific misconduct and may be rejected without sending out to reviewers. At least two editors must agree to such a decision. For more details, see our Publication Ethics Policy

Last updated: June 22, 2019