Terms of Use

These Terms of Use are a contract between you and the Journal of Student Research ("JOFSR"), a company with its principal place of business at Houston, TX, USA. JOFSR operates www.JOFSR.org, through which it strives to make the world's academic literature a freely available public resource. By using the JOFSR website and any services accessible from the JOFSR website, you are agreeing to be bound by the following terms and conditions ("Terms of Use"). If you do not agree to these Terms of Use, do not visit or use the JOFSR website.

Article Processing Charge (APC) or Author Fee or Publication Fee

Article Processing Charge is strictly nonrefundable. In order to provide Open Access, Journal of Student Research uses a model in which our expenses, including those of online hosting, plagiarism check, and the editorial process are recovered by charging a Publication Fee to the authors for each article once accepted to be published. We do not charge a Submission Fee effective since April 4, 2012.

Ownership of Content

The copyright in the material contained on the JOFSR website belongs to JOFSR or its licensors. The trademarks and other elements appearing on the JOFSR website are protected by Texas, the United States, and international copyright, trade dress, patent, and trademark laws, international conventions and all other relevant intellectual property and proprietary rights and applicable laws. The Journal of Student Research LOGO and BANNERS used on this website are the trademarks of the journal. Permission in writing from the JOFSR management is required before using any graphics found on this website for personal or commercial use.

Reproduction of Articles

All articles and accompanying materials published by JOFSR on the JOFSR website, unless otherwise indicated, are licensed by the respective authors of such articles for use and distribution by you subject to citation of the original source in accordance with the Creative Commons Attribution License.

Ownership of Sites

Unless otherwise indicated, the JOFSR website is the property of JOFSR. You acknowledge and agree that the JOFSR website, and any necessary software used in connection with the JOFSR website, may contain proprietary and confidential information that is protected by applicable laws governing intellectual property, proprietary rights, and the like. All JOFSR website code and specifications are subject to their said or implied licenses.

Privacy

You confirm that you have read and accepted our Privacy Policy.

General Practices Regarding Use

JOFSR reserves the right to limit, suspend, or terminate your access and use of the JOFSR website at any time without notice.

Your Account

In order to open an "Account" on the JOFSR website and submit articles for publication on the JOFSR website, you must (i) agree to these Terms of Use, (ii) agree to the Creative Commons Attribution License, and (iii) provide any information required by JOFSR during the registration process. You are responsible for maintaining the accuracy of this information and the security of your Account and password. JOFSR cannot and will not be liable for any loss or damage from your failure to comply with this security obligation. You are also responsible for all content that you may post on the JOFSR website and activity that occurs under your Account (even when content is posted by others under your Account). You shall: (i) notify JOFSR immediately of any unauthorized use of any password or Account or any other known or suspected breach of security; and (ii) report to JOFSR immediately and use reasonable efforts to stop immediately any unauthorized activity that is known or suspected by you.

Impermissible Acts

As a condition to your use of the JOFSR website, you agree not to:

  • upload, post, e-mail, transmit, or otherwise make available any information, materials, or other content that is illegal, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, or offensive; or that infringes another's rights, including any intellectual property rights;
  • impersonate any person or entity or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity, or obtain, collect, store, or modify the personal information about other users;
  • upload, post, e-mail, transmit, or otherwise make available any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, "junk mail," "spam," "chain letters," "pyramid schemes," or any other form of solicitation;
  • modify, adapt, or hack the JOFSR website or falsely imply that some other site is associated with the JOFSR website or JOFSR; or
  • use the JOFSR website for any illegal or unauthorized purpose. You must not, in the use of the JOFSR website, violate any laws in your jurisdiction (including but not limited to copyright laws).

Violation of These Terms of Use

JOFSR reserves the right to investigate and prosecute violations of any of these Terms of Use to the fullest extent of the law. JOFSR may involve and cooperate with law enforcement authorities in prosecuting users who violate the Terms of Use. You acknowledge that JOFSR has no obligation to pre-screen or monitor your access to or use of the JOFSR website or any information, materials or other content provided or made available through the JOFSR website, but has the right to do so. You hereby agree that JOFSR may, in the exercise of JOFSR's sole discretion, remove or delete any entries, information, materials or other content that violates these Terms of Use or that is otherwise objectionable.

Feedback

In the course of using the JOFSR website, you may provide JOFSR with feedback, including but not limited to suggestions, observations, errors, problems, and defects regarding the JOFSR website (collectively "Feedback"). You hereby grant JOFSR a worldwide, irrevocable, perpetual, royalty-free, transferable, and sub-licensable, non-exclusive right to use, copy, modify, distribute, display, perform, create derivative works from and otherwise exploit all such Feedback.

Modifications to the JOFSR website and Terms of Use

JOFSR reserves the right to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the JOFSR website (or any part thereof) with or without notice at any time. You agree that JOFSR shall not be liable to you or to any third party for any modification, suspension or discontinuance of the JOFSR website. JOFSR reserves the right to change these Terms of Use by posting changes on this page of the JOFSR website. By using the JOFSR website, you agree to be bound by any such revisions and should therefore periodically visit this page to determine the then-current Terms of Use to which you are bound.

Links

The JOFSR website, or relevant third parties, may provide links to other Web sites or resources. Because JOFSR has no control over such sites and resources, you acknowledge and agree that JOFSR is not responsible for the availability of such external sites or resources, and does not endorse and is not responsible or liable for any content, advertising, products, or other materials on or available from such sites or resources. Your business dealings with any third parties through the JOFSR website, including payment and delivery of related goods or services, and any other terms, conditions, warranties, or representations associated with such dealings, are solely between you and such third party. You further acknowledge and agree that JOFSR shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any such content, goods, or services available on or through any such site or resource.

Notification of Claims of Infringement

If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, or your intellectual property rights have otherwise been violated, please notify support@jofsr.org

Disclaimer of Warranties

YOUR USE OF THE JOFSR WEBSITE OR ANY WEB SITE TO WHICH THEY ARE LINKED IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. THE JOFSR WEBSITE AND THEIR CONTENT ARE PROVIDED FOR USE ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS. JOFSR MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES WITH RESPECT TO THE JOFSR WEBSITE OR THEIR CONTENTS AND HEREBY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT RELATING TO THE JOFSR WEBSITE, THEIR CONTENT OR ANY WEB SITE TO WHICH THEY ARE LINKED.

NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED BY YOU FROM JOFSR OR THROUGH OR FROM THE JOFSR WEBSITE SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY NOT EXPRESSLY STATED IN THE TERMS OF USE. WITHOUT LIMITING THE GENERALITY OF THE FOREGOING, JOFSR STRONGLY RECOMMENDS THAT YOU INDEPENDENTLY VERIFY ANY MEDICAL TREATMENT INFORMATION UPON WHICH YOU CHOOSE TO RELY.

Indemnification

You agree to indemnify and hold JOFSR, and its subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, agents, co-branders or other partners and employees, harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorney fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of your use of the JOFSR website, your connection to the JOFSR website, your violation of these Terms of Use, your violation of any rights of another, or any breach of the foregoing representations, warranties and covenants. You are solely responsible for your actions when using the JOFSR website, including, but not limited to, costs incurred for Internet access. JOFSR reserves the right, at our own expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter for which you are required to indemnify us, and you agree to cooperate with our defense of these claims.

Limitation of Liability

IN NO EVENT SHALL JOFSR OR ITS EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, SUPPLIERS OR CONTRACTORS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OF ANY NATURE, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY CONSEQUENTIAL LOSS, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF INCOME OR PROFIT, LOSS OF OR DAMAGE TO PROPERTY, LOSS OF GOODWILL, USE, DATA OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSSES, CLAIMS OF THIRD PARTIES, OR ANY OTHER LOSS, COST, CLAIM OR EXPENSE OF ANY KIND OR CHARACTER ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE OF THE JOFSR website, THEIR CONTENT OR ANY WEB SITE WITH WHICH THEY ARE LINKED.

Special Considerations for International Use

Recognizing the global nature of the Internet, you agree to comply with all local rules regarding online conduct. Specifically, you agree to comply with all applicable laws regarding the transmission of technical data exported from the United States or the country in which you reside.

General Terms

These Terms of Use constitute the entire agreement between you and JOFSR and govern your use of the JOFSR website, superseding any prior agreements between you and JOFSR (including, but not limited to, any prior versions of the Terms of Use) and any prior representations by JOFSR. These Terms of Use shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Texas, without regard to conflicts of law principles. The failure of JOFSR to exercise or enforce any right or provision of the Terms of Use shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any provision of the Terms of Use is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should endeavor to give effect to the parties' intentions as reflected in the provision, and the other provisions of the Terms of Use remain in full force and effect. You agree that regardless of any statute or law to the contrary, any claim or cause of action brought against JOFSR and its subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, agents, co-branders, or other partners and employees, arising out of or related to use of the JOFSR website or the Terms of Use must be filed within one (1) year after such claim or cause of action arose or be forever barred. The section titles in the Terms of Use are for convenience only and have no legal or contractual effect.