Electronic Journal of Biotechnology pretends to define a policy that permits the widest possible distribution of information and use, without profit and free of charge by the scientific and academic community.

First: The author has to transfer the copyright to the editor upon acceptance for publication.

Second: No part of the publication may be reproduced for sale, translated or stored in a retrieval system or transmitted in any form or by any means without prior written permission of the Editor. In this case the article must be cited completely as well as the journal. Reproduction occurs when an article is duplicated more than three times in a digital, electronic, mechanical or other reproduction means and by one user. Also reproduction occurs when data published in Electronic Journal of Biotechnology is included in a second publication.

Third: It is permitted to photocopy and print items for personal use and for educational purposes, particularly:

  • Every institution can create links found in the server of the journal to make packages of information for courses, seminars or instructional materials, but they cannot use the digital version or parts of it and put it in its public on line servers without the permission of the Editor.

  • Non profit institutions of higher education can photocopy articles for instructional purposes. In this case they have to inform the Editor the name of the course in which it will be used, the reproduction must be complete, with copyright information and that if any payment is involved it has to be only the reproduction costs. Digital version or parts of it cannot be put on the public on line server without expressed permission of the Editor.

Fourth: The author can place a copy of the final version in his server, although it is recommended that a link is made to the server of the journal where the original article is and include a note dealing with usage policies.

Fifth: The breaking of the copyright law is the responsibility of the user and not of the Institution which provides access to the contents, either for its condition of information transfer (ie. Internet providers) or because it offers public access to servers.

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