Copyright policy

The copyright policy and the transfer of copyright from the author are explicitly stated in the following agreement. The intent of this Agreement is to protect the interests of both AgroLife Scientific Journal and authors and to specify reasonable rights for both parties related to publication and reuse of the material.

By submitting a paper in AgroLife Scientific Journal, the authors agree with the following:

The author(s) agree that the papers to be published in AgroLife Scientific Journal are original, and that: all statements asserted as facts are based on author(s) careful investigation and research for accuracy;  the manuscript does not, in whole or in part, infringe any copyright or violate any law of privacy or other personal or property right whatsoever; it has not been published elsewhere in total or in part; it is not being submitted and/or considered for publication in total or in part elsewhere; the author(s) has full authority to enter into this copyright agreement and to make the grants contained herein. In reading this form, each author acknowledges that he/she participated in the work in a substantive way and is prepared to take public responsibility for the work.


The author(s), in consideration of the acceptance of the work submitted for publication, does hereby assign and transfer to AgroLife Scientific Journal all of the rights and interest in and to the copyright of the submitted papers in its current form and in any subsequentlyrevised form for publication and/or electronic dissemination.

Warranties: The author(s) warrant(s) that the article is the authors’ original work and has not been published before, in whole or in part, in any other English language or non-English language publication. The author(s) warrant(s) that the article contains no libelous or other unlawful statements, and does not infringe on the rights of others. If excerpts from copyrighted works are included, the author(s) has (have) obtained, or will obtain, written permission from the copyright owners and will credit the sources in the article.

The author will indemnify AgroLife Scientific Journal against any costs, expenses, or damages that AgroLife Scientific Journal may incur or for which AgroLife Scientific Journal may become liable as a result of any breach of these warranties. These representations and warranties may be extended to third parties by AgroLife Scientific Journal.

Financial Disclosure: By reading this statement, the authors certify that any affiliations with, or involvement with (either competitive or amiable) in any organization or entity with a direct financial interest in the subject matter or materials discussed in the manuscript (e.g., employment, consultancies, stock ownership, honoraria, expert testimony, etc.) are brought to the attention of AgroLife Scientific Journal.

Copyright to the unpublished and original article submitted by future authors, the abstract forming part thereof, and any subsequent errata (collectively, the “Article”) is hereby transferred to the AgroLife Scientific Journal for the full term thereof throughout the world, subject to the Author Rights (as hereinafter defined) and to acceptance of the Article for publication in a volume of AgroLife Scientific Journal. This transfer of copyright includes all material to be published as part of the Article (in any medium), including but not limited to tables, figures, graphs, movies, other multimedia files, and all supplemental materials. AgroLife Scientific Journal shall have the right to register copyright to the Article in its name as claimant, whether separately or as part of the journal issue or other medium in which the Article is included.

Transfer of Copyright

The author(s) shall have the following rights (the “Author Rights”):

All proprietary rights other than copyright, such as patent rights.

The nonexclusive right, after publication by AgroLife Scientific Journal, to give permission to third parties to republish print versions of the Article or a translation thereof, or excerpts therefrom, without obtaining permission from AgroLife Scientific Journal, provided the AgroLife Scientific Journal-prepared version is not used for this purpose, the Article is not republished in another journal, and the third party does not charge a fee. If the AgroLife Scientific Journal version is used, or the third party republishes in a publication or product charging a fee for use, permission from AgroLife Scientific Journal must be obtained.

The right to use all or part of the Article, including the AgroLife Scientific Journal -prepared version without revision or modification, on the author(s)’ web home page or employer’s website and to make copies of all or part of the Article, including the AgroLife Scientific Journal-prepared version without revision or modification, for the author(s)’ and/or the employer’s use for educational or research purposes.

The right to post and update the Article on free-access e-print servers as long as files prepared and/or formatted by AgroLife Scientific Journal or its vendors are not used for that purpose. Any such posting made or updated after acceptance of the Article for publication shall include a link to the online abstract in the AgroLife Scientific Journal journal or to the entry page of the journal. If the author wishes the AgroLife Scientific Journal -prepared version to be used for an online posting other than on the author(s)’ or employer’s website, AgroLife Scientific Journal permission is required; if permission is granted, AgroLife Scientific Journal will provide the Article as it was published in the journal, and use will be subject to AgroLife Scientific Journal terms and conditions.

The right to make, and hold copyright in, works derived from the Article, as long as all of the following conditions are met: (a) at least one author of the derived work is an author of the Article; (b) the derived work includes at least ten (10) percent of new material not covered by AgroLife Scientific Journal’s copyright in the Article; and (c) the derived work includes no more than fifty (50) percent of the text (including equations) of the Article. If these conditions are met, copyright in the derived work rests with the authors of that work, and AgroLife Scientific Journal’s (and its successors and assigns) will make no claim on that copyright. If these conditions are not met, explicit AgroLife Scientific Journal permission must be obtained. Nothing in this Section shall prevent AgroLife Scientific Journal (and its successors and assigns) from exercising its rights in the Article.

All copies of part or all of the Article made under any of the Author Rights shall include the appropriate bibliographic citation and notice of the AgroLife Scientific Journal copyright.

By reading and understanding this Agreement, the author(s), and in the case of a Work Made For Hire, the employer, jointly and severally represent and warrant that the Article is original with the author(s) and does not infringe any copyright or violate any other right of any third parties, and that the Article has not been published elsewhere, and is not being considered for publication elsewhere in any form, except as provided herein. If each corresponding author reads and agrees with the above mentioned, then their obligation is to make this information public to the co-authors as authorized agents for and on behalf of all authors who have the legal right to transfer copyright and that this Agreement and authorization is made on behalf of the same. The corresponding author(s) (and, in the case of a Work Made For Hire, the signing employer) also represent and warrant that they have the full power to enter into this Agreement and to make the grants contained herein.