Editorial and archiving policies - VU

Editorial and archiving policies

Publication Ethics

Read our Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement here. As a publisher of scholarly journals and books, Vilnius University Press is committed to meeting high standards of ethical behaviour at all stages of the publication process. These guidelines outline the publishing ethics responsibilities of Vilnius University Press, authors, peer reviewers and editors.

Copyright Notice

In submitting a manuscript (the corresponding author certifies that he/she is authorised by his/her co-authors to enter into these arrangements and he/she guarantees and warrants, on behalf of himself/herself and his/her co-authors, that:

  1. He/she has the full power to enter into this Agreement and to make the grants contained herein. He/she/they is/are the sole author(s) of the book and has/have full authority to enter into this agreement and in granting rights to Vilnius University Press are not in breach of any other obligation.
  2. The manuscript is original and does not infringe any copyright or violate any other right of any third parties.
  3. The manuscript has not been formally published in any other press.
  4. The manuscript contains nothing that is unlawful, libellous, or which would, if published, constitute a breach of contract or confidence or commitment given to secrecy.
  5. The authors agree to the Creative Commons Attribution License 4.0 agreement under which to peer-reviewed journal is licensed, and grants Vilnius University Press permission to publish the unpublished and original manuscript, the abstract forming part thereof, all associated supplemental material, and subsequent, if necessary, errata under the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC-BY-4.0). This is applied also for the Open Access books published by Vilnius University Press. Some books and other publications are copyrighted following Vilnius University Intellectual Property Policy.

Digital archiving and preservation policy

As a publisher in scholarly research, Vilnius University Press recognizes the roles of both librarian and publisher as custodian of scholarly content, and is committed to the preservation of the scholarship in its research for generations to come. We see digital preservation as the set of processes and activities that ensure information which now exists in digital formats is backed up and distributed to guarantee continued access for the long term.

Our preservation policy includes the following measures:

  • All of our electronic content (website, manuscripts, etc.) is stored on several different servers. Content on one server which is owned by Vilnius University, located in Vilnius, is online and accessible to the readers. The copy of the same content is kept as a backup on other separate hardware. In case of failure of one server, copy from other server can be made online and website expected to be accessible within less than 24 hours.
  • The electronic versions of all articles also is stored at Lithuanian Academic Electronic Library (eLABa), as a national aggregated open access (OA) repository (https://www.elaba.lt).
  • As electronic backup and archival preservation we are using an archival arrangement with PKP Preservation Network.
  • Authors may archive the final published version of their articles in personal or institutional repositories immediately after publication.
  • We intend and expect to continue to publish our journals for a long time. If, due to some rare, unfortunate circumstances, we are forced to stop publishing the journal, the manuscripts published in the journal will be kept online and accessible to the readers for at least 10 more years. When required under specific conditions, such as discontinuation of the collection or catastrophic failure of the website, the content will be accessible through PKP Preservation Network or Lithuanian Academic Electronic Library eLABa.
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