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. 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 at 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 can archive pre-print and post-print or publisher’s version/PDF on their personal websites, their institution’s repositories or any non-commercial repository for personal use, internal institutional use or for permitted scholarly posting.

Licensing and Copyright Policy

  • For immediate open access option

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.

All Open Access articles published by Virtus Interpress are distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial 4.0 International License (CC BY-NC 4.0). This license lets others remix, tweak, and build upon your work non-commercially, and although their new works must also acknowledge you and be non-commercial, they don’t have to license their derivative works on the same terms. In other words, 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.

Copyright on any Virtus Interpress Open Access article is retained by the author(s) without restrictions. 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.

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

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.

  • For delayed open access option

Virtus Interpress for a one-year period after the publication reserves (holds for its own use) all the rights provided by copyright law regarding all delayed open access articles.

The Creative Commons Attribution International License (CC BY-NC 4.0) will be activated in a year’s time after the publication followed by transfer of the copyright to the Authors.

Any republication, translation, systematic copying, distribution, or multiple reproductions 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.

Identification and prevention of research misconduct

Publishing house “Virtus Interpress” and editorial team of the journal take necessary steps to identify and prevent the publication of papers where research misconduct has occurred, including plagiarism, citation manipulation, and data falsification/fabrication, among others.

The papers submitted to the journal are checked with the Crossref Similarity Check Service to ensure their originality.

Peer reviewers and editorial staff ensure that no research misconduct was involved in writing the paper.

In the event that a journal’s publisher or editorial team are made aware of any allegation of research misconduct relating to a published article in their journal – we follow COPE’s guidelines in dealing with allegations.

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:

Retraction is a mechanism for correcting the literature and alerting readers to publications that contain such seriously flawed or erroneous data that their findings and conclusions cannot be relied upon. Unreliable data may result from honest error or from research misconduct.

Retractions are also used to alert readers to cases of redundant publication (i.e. when authors present the same data in several publications), plagiarism, and failure to disclose a major competing interest likely to influence interpretations or recommendations.

If retraction of the paper is necessary, then we adhere to Retractions Guidance from the Committee on Publication Ethics.

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.

Complaints

For complaints or recommendations please contact the editor of the journal.

Protection of the authors’ privacy

In the journal, we indicate only the postal address of the corresponding author. It is our policy to protect authors from illicit and spam e-mails. Contact e-mail of the authors can be obtained from the editorial office with the previous agreement of the author.

Complaints policy

The process of problem and solution in research and publication is valid for issues about the policies, procedures or actions of Corporate Board journal. We welcome complaints as they provide an opportunity to improve our journals and its content constructively.

CRITERIA OF A COMPLAINT

Our definition of a complaint is as follows:

The issue indicates the complainer’s expression of dissatisfaction The issue relates to any kind of failure of process like an impolite or delayed response or some kind of mistake The issue is within the responsibility lines of Corporate Board journal

Virtus Interpress holds awareness of the following complaints: Authorship complaints Plagiarism issues Duplicate, multiple publication Simultaneous submission Misappropriation of Research results Allegations of research errors and fraud Violations of Research standards Undisclosed conflicts of interest Reviewer bias or acts of harm out of competition by reviewers

HOW WE HANDLE COMPLAINTS

A complaint is investigated by the Journal, if the received complaint bears an issue of copyright or property rights, or contains material inaccuracies or otherwise unlawful materials. The involved parties may be requested to substantiate their claims during the investigation. A faithful decision will be made about the removal of the allegedly wrongful material. In case of no removal of the material, the decision must represent the Journal’s belief that a complaint with no foundation may face a legal defense or exemption, like a fair use in copyright infringement or truthfulness of statement in the case of libel. All the investigations and decisions are to be documented by the Journal. We strive to make sure that the content of the Journal possesses exemplary quality and is entirely free from overlooked mistakes and errors. However, we also recognize the fact that mistakes are bound to happen occasionally.

EDITORIAL COMPLAINTS POLICY

The Editors and staff at Virtus Interpress strive to set matters right as soon as possible, offering quick responses. The complaints are investigated without any victim-blaming, in the most appropriate ways to better the system and prevent the frequent mistakes.

GUIDING PRINCIPLES

We strive to address all complaints as quickly as possible. We believe that the intensity of problem can be reduced by acknowledging them at the right time. As a matter of fact, all the substantial errors and complaints are directly referred to the Editors.

MAKING A COMPLAINT

The procedure given below may be taken as a fair guideline by the complainer as well as those complained about. All the complaints will be acknowledged quickly within three days via email. We try to provide a definite response after the investigation within two weeks. However, in case this becomes an uncertainty, we will provide an interim response within the same period of time. Such responses will be provided until the final resolution of the complaint. In case the complainant still remains dissatisfied regarding the issue, the complaint will be referred to the Editor whose decision would be considered final.

CONTACTING US

Any complaints can be issued to the following email – info@virtusinterpress.org or to the Co-Editor - dmitriy.govorun[at]virtusinterpress.org

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