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These terms and conditions govern your use of this website; by using it, you accept these terms and conditions in full. If you disagree with them or any part of the conditions, you must not use it.

License to use this website

Unless otherwise stated, the Publisher of this website and/or its licensors own the intellectual property rights in this website and materials on the website unless otherwise specified on any page.  Subject to the license below, all these intellectual property rights are reserved.

Users may view, download for caching purposes only, and print published articles and other pages from this website for their own personal use, subject to the restrictions set out below and elsewhere in the terms and conditions for each material published on this website.  

You must not:

  • republish material from this website (including republication on another website);
  • sell, rent or sub-license material from the website;
  • reproduce, duplicate, copy or otherwise exploit material on this website for a commercial purpose;
  • edit or otherwise modify any material on the website; or
  • redistribute material from this website except for content specifically and expressly made available for redistribution.

We publish Open Access articles that use a funding model which does not charge readers or their institutions for access. You may reproduce, duplicate, copy, edit, modify and redistribute content that is specifically made available under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License and the Budapest Open Access Initiative. However, you may not claim ownership or pretend to be the content owner by republishing without adequate citation and credit with links to the original source of the content.

We do not guarantee that our sites will be secure or free from bugs or viruses.

You are responsible for configuring your information technology, computer programmes and platform in order to access our sites. You should use your own virus protection software.

You must not misuse our sites by knowingly introducing viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material which is malicious or technologically harmful. You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to our sites, the server on which our sites is stored or any server, computer or database connected to our site. You must not attack our sites via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of-service attack. By breaching this provision, you would commit a criminal offence under the Computer Misuse Act 1990. We will report any such breach to the relevant law enforcement authorities and we will co-operate with those authorities by disclosing your identity to them. In the event of such a breach, your right to use our sites will cease immediately.

Linking policy

This website contains links that may take you outside our website. All links are provided for your convenience, and an inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement or approval by us of the linked website, its operator or content. We have no control over the contents or functionality of those sites and accept no responsibility for any loss or damages that may arise from your use of them. We are not responsible for any website outside our website, and such websites use will be subject to relevant terms and conditions and privacy policies.

You may not link to the content of our website without our permission.

Access to this website

We try to ensure that website availability is uninterrupted and that transmissions will be error-free. However, we cannot guarantee that your access will not be suspended or restricted from time to time, including to allow for repairs, maintenance or the introduction of new facilities or services. We do everything to limit the frequency and duration of any suspension or restriction. We shall not be liable if for any reason the website is unavailable at any time or for any period.

Third-Party software

Certain functionality on our websites may be using third-party components or software and may operate with plug-ins and APIs created by third parties. Your use of Third-Party Software that has been incorporated into our sites will be subject to the terms and conditions of the authors and owners of such Third Party Software. 

Limitation of Liability

To the fullest extent permitted by law, we expressly exclude:

  1. All conditions, warranties and other terms which might otherwise be implied by statute, common law or the law of equity;
  2. Any liability caused by a force majeure event;
  3. Any obligation of effectiveness or accuracy; and
  4. Other than as set out elsewhere in this website, any liability for any direct, indirect or consequential loss or damage incurred by you in connection with this agreement, including your use or inability to use any information on our website or within any publication subscribed to, via any website linked to our website and any material posted on it, including without limitation any liability for loss of income or revenue, loss of business, loss of profits or contracts anticipated savings, loss of data, loss of goodwill, wasted time and for any other loss or damage of any kind, howsoever and whether caused by tort including negligence, by breach of contract or otherwise, even if foreseeable.

Nothing in this provision affects our liability for death or personal injury arising from our negligence or for liability for fraudulent misrepresentation or misrepresentation as to a fundamental matter nor any other liability which cannot be excluded or limited under the applicable law. These provisions do not affect any applicable statutory rights.

Conditions for submission of articles for peer-reviewed publication

Submission of the article

If published, your article will in principle remain published permanently, with your personal details and those of your co-authors, as well as those of the reviewers and handling editors, on the Journal’s Website, and will be stored and made public in archives, in repositories and potentially in other places. By submitting, reviewing or accepting editorial responsibilities for an article you consent to a limited amount of your personal data being thus published.

When you submit an article to any Journal, you promise that

  • The article is not under consideration by any other journal; if it has been submitted for consideration elsewhere, it has been definitively rejected and is no longer being considered for publication;
  • The article will not be submitted for publication elsewhere unless either published or rejected by IJPS;
  • You have the explicit consent of all co-authors to submit the article and to accept these conditions, including the granting of the CC-BY or other applicable licence, on behalf of all co-authors.
  • You have the authorisation of all copyright owners (which may include your employer or funder, and any owners of third-party graphics) to submit the article and to grant the CC-BY or other applicable licence over the article;
  • an article submitted to report original research is an original contribution, meaning it contains content that has not been previously published in its current form (except for manuscripts deposited as pre-prints in established community-validated pre-print services).
  • the article does not contain any non-attributed content from any existing source, including the authors’ own existing material;
  • all contributors have been adequately acknowledged;
  • the article and all authors meet the authorship criteria as outlined in the author guidelines
  • the article complies with all the rules on content set out below;
  • all findings have been verified in accordance with the highest scientific standards in the relevant field;
  • all research involving regulated animals (i.e. all live vertebrates and higher invertebrates) has been conducted in accordance with relevant institutional and national guidelines, all applicable legislation and guidelines and accepted best practices, and the approval body has been identified in the article;
  • the article clearly declares any financial, commercial or other relationships which may be considered to represent a potential conflict of interest; and
  • you have disclosed all relevant facts to IJPS concerning the author(s), the article, the underlying research, any relevant third-party rights and any actual or potential conflicts of interest.

Acceptance and Rejection

Acceptance is at IJPS’ (or the Hosted Journal owner’s) discretion in accordance with its rules and processes. Once accepted, an article will in principle be published; on rare occasions an issue causing rejection may arise or be discovered, in which case the article may be rejected prior to publication despite having been previously accepted.


There is no prior right to publication. Articles submitted will be subjected to ethical and technical checks and then to our rigorous and interactive peer-review process, which will require your cooperation.

If the article is published, you will become liable to pay the applicable article publication charge (APC), or to ensure that it is paid. Current APCs can be seen here for IJPS Journal.

Peer-review processes are designed to ensure scientific rigour. They do not include checks for the satisfaction of the other requirements (such as copyright permissions on images and graphics, for example).

Time for publication

If IJPS unjustifiably, for reasons caused entirely by its own negligence, fails to publish an article in a Journal within a reasonable period of its final acceptance and payment by the author, IJPS shall refund the publication fee, to the exclusion of any other liability of IJPS for such failure.

The Published Article

Once published, an article can not be removed except by decision of the Owner of the Journal, in accordance with accepted retraction processes. The article is likely to be archived and referenced in a number of archives and repositories.

Articles published in IJPS Journals will be published with the name(s) and affiliation(s) of the author(s) and the names of the reviewers who endorsed publication during the peer review, as well as that of the handling editor.

IJPS Journal reserve the right to remove any content, and to retract peer-reviewed articles, which in its view breach any applicable conditions and/or which they or we consider to be inappropriate in any way. Such removal does not entitle the author to reimbursement of APCs.

IJPS and owners of Hosted Journal are not liable for the acts or statements of others.


We have mediation processes for settling disputes related to articles, and we mutually promise to exhaust those possibilities prior to commencing any judicial dispute resolution mechanisms.

Rules on Content

All content submitted to any Website, whether or not peer-reviewed, must comply with these rules. This is your responsibility when you submit any article or content.

All content must:

  • be accurate or be genuinely believed to be accurate after duly rigorous investigation
  • only state opinions which are genuinely held
  • comply with all generally accepted scientific and academic norms and with all accepted citation rules and norms, and must give appropriate credit for contributions
  • comply with all accepted ethical rules and norms, including any ethical guidelines of IJPS journal.
  • not infringe any intellectual property rights (including copyright, moral rights and database rights) of any person
  • be the subject of any necessary consents and authorisations
  • not breach any conditions of any website or other forum from which that content was copied or derived, or to which you provide a link, or from which you have provided a link to our website
  • not be defamatory
  • not be malicious, offensive, discriminatory, threatening, racist, extremist; not promote hatred or violence or denigrate any person, group of people or set of beliefs, or provide any link to any such material
  • only be for the purpose of furthering scientific and academic discourse in good faith, and in particular not be for the purpose, or have the effect, of promoting any commercial offering, service, product or interest, without the prior explicit agreement of IJPS journal.
  • not be pornographic or indecent
  • remain polite and respectful, especially when disagreeing
  • not ascribe any negative psychological or other labels or descriptions to any named or identifiable person or group of people, without the specific, informed consent of the person or people concerned to such label or description being ascribed to him/her/them
  • not be for the purpose, or have the primary effect, of promoting any political, societal, religious or anti-religious views
  • not disclose confidential information, including personal data of others, without the consent of the owner of that information or data
  • comply with all applicable laws
  • not advocate, refer to or provide a link to any website or content which would itself infringe any of these principles.

IJPS may remove any content, or retract peer-reviewed articles, at their respective discretion. You may also request deletion of content, such requests will be considered in their context. A place-holder may be inserted to indicate that a comment has been deleted. Deleted comments may be retained for the record.

IJPS not responsible for content posted by their users, including the content of peer-reviewed articles.

Content you post will by default be visible to others. You may alter your settings to reduce access to your content (but not to peer-reviewed articles) by editing the default settings for each post you make.

Any content posted by you may be commented on, copied, quoted and linked to by others.

If you believe any content on a IJPS Website breaches any of these requirements, please contact us at editor@ijpsjournal.com. Where the suspected breach occurs on a Hosted Journal Website, please refer to that Journal’s Website for the relevant contact address.


All expressions of opinions, data and statements appearing in articles or advertisements in this journal are published under the authority of the writer concerned. They are not to be regarded as necessarily expressing the views of the Publisher or product endorsement by the Publisher. Nonetheless, the Editorial Board will do its utmost to ensure that incorrect data, misleading data, opinions or statements do not appear in this journal.

However, we cannot be held responsible for inadvertent errors or omissions, and have no liability to any person or institution regarding claims, loss, or damage, caused or alleged to be caused, directly or indirectly by the use of information or data contained in the Journal.

To the fullest extent permitted by law, the material and information displayed on this website are provided "as is" without any guarantees, conditions or warranties as to accuracy.