Terms of Use

These Terms of Use are a contract between you and the Journal of Student Research ("JSR"), a company with its principal place of business in Houston, TX, USA. JSR operates www.JOFSR.org, through which it strives to make the world's academic literature a freely available public resource. By using the JSR website and any services accessible from the JSR 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 JSR website.

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

All Article Processing Charge or Fee are strictly non-refundable. Journal of Student Research utilizes an Open Access Model where all published articles are made freely available to anyone to read and download. We provide our authors and readers with high-quality services, such as editorial triaging of submissions, facilitating a collaborative faculty provided peer-review, plagiarism checks, quality assurance of articles, management of production services (i.e. copyediting, layout editing, and quality control checks), indexing, archiving, and long term preservation of published articles via professional preservation networks and the journal platform. To continue to provide these services the authors are required to pay the Article Processing Charge.

Ownership of Content

The copyright in the material contained on the JSR website belongs to JSR or its licensors. The trademarks and other elements appearing on the JSR 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 JSR 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 JSR on the JSR 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 JSR website is the property of JSR. You acknowledge and agree that the JSR website, and any necessary software used in connection with the JSR website, may contain proprietary and confidential information that is protected by applicable laws governing intellectual property, proprietary rights, and the like. All JSR 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

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

Your Account

In order to open an "Account" on the JSR website and submit articles for publication on the JSR 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 JSR during the registration process. You are responsible for maintaining the accuracy of this information and the security of your Account and password. JSR 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 JSR website and activity that occurs under your Account (even when content is posted by others under your Account). You shall: (i) notify JSR immediately of any unauthorized use of any password or Account or any other known or suspected breach of security; and (ii) report to JSR 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 JSR 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 JSR website or falsely imply that some other site is associated with the JSR website or JSR; or
  • use the JSR website for any illegal or unauthorized purpose. You must not, in the use of the JSR website, violate any laws in your jurisdiction (including but not limited to copyright laws).

Violation of These Terms of Use

JSR reserves the right to investigate and prosecute violations of any of these Terms of Use to the fullest extent of the law. JSR may involve and cooperate with law enforcement authorities in prosecuting users who violate the Terms of Use. You acknowledge that JSR has no obligation to pre-screen or monitor your access to or use of the JSR website or any information, materials, or other content provided or made available through the JSR website, but has the right to do so. You hereby agree that JSR may, in the exercise of JSR'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 JSR website, you may provide JSR with feedback, including but not limited to suggestions, observations, errors, problems, and defects regarding the JSR website (collectively "Feedback"). You hereby grant JSR 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 JSR website and Terms of Use

JSR reserves the right to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the JSR website (or any part thereof) with or without notice at any time. You agree that JSR shall not be liable to you or to any third party for any modification, suspension, or discontinuance of the JSR website. JSR reserves the right to change these Terms of Use by posting changes on this page of the JSR website. By using the JSR 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 JSR website, or relevant third parties, may provide links to other Web sites or resources. Because JSR has no control over such sites and resources, you acknowledge and agree that JSR 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 JSR 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 JSR 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 [email protected]

Disclaimer of Warranties

YOUR USE OF THE JSR WEBSITE OR ANY WEB SITE TO WHICH THEY ARE LINKED IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. THE JSR WEBSITE AND THEIR CONTENT ARE PROVIDED FOR USE ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS. JSR MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES WITH RESPECT TO THE JSR 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 JSR WEBSITE, THEIR CONTENT OR ANY WEB SITE TO WHICH THEY ARE LINKED.

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

Indemnification

You agree to indemnify and hold JSR, 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 JSR website, your connection to the JSR 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 JSR website, including, but not limited to, costs incurred for Internet access. JSR 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 JSR 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 JSR 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 JSR and govern your use of the JSR website, superseding any prior agreements between you and JSR (including, but not limited to, any prior versions of the Terms of Use) and any prior representations by JSR. 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 JSR 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 JSR and its subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, agents, co-branders, or other partners and employees, arising out of or related to use of the JSR 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.