Terms and Conditions
These Business Terms and Conditions apply to the purchase of contracts
concluded through the website of www.ISRDO.com and all subdomains (hereinafter
referred to as “Website”) or through related e-mail communication, and to all
related services provided by ISRDO.
Any user of the website or buyer of services shall be referred to as
“Customer” throughout these Terms and Conditions.
Any business terms by the Customer which diverge from these Terms and
Conditions shall not apply, unless expressly confirmed by ISRDO in written
integral part of the present Terms and Conditions.
Offering of ISRDO
ISRDO offers scientific publication and editorial services, which can be
ordered by the Customer through the Website.
Ordering and Purchasing of Services from ISRDO
To order a publication service through the Website, the Customer must
first register with the Website.
The requirements for registering with the Website are that the Customer
is of full age and has full legal capacity.
The Customer asks for contracting publication and editorial services
with ISRDO the moment she/he submits an original scientific article (“Article”)
for evaluation through peer-review and possible publication by ISRDO.
Customer agrees to support open access publishing, which allows unlimited
access to his/her published paper. In addition, the Customer agrees to
the article processing charge (APC) and is bound to pay the
APC after acceptance of the paper for publication.
When purchasing services from ISRDO, the Customer has the following
cancellation right: The Customer can withdraw her/his Article and cancel the
declared intention to conclude the contract any time during the evaluation
(peer-review) of the Article. Once the Article is accepted for publication, it
may no longer be withdrawn by the Customer. Any benefits or interests received
by the Customer up to the cancellation must be resituated to ISRDO.
When offering services to the Customer, ISRDO has the following cancellation
right: ISRDO may turn down or reject the Article anytime without specifying any
reason and thus cancel the conclusion of the contract. After the cancellation
through ISRDO, both parties are freed from any previous commitments of these
Terms and Conditions. The customer shall be fully refunded if any service fees
were already paid before the cancellation of the contract, with the exception
of English editing charges.
In case a Customer pays more than invoiced by ISRDO, any bank or
transaction charges will be deduced from a partial refund of the overpaid
Once an article is published, ISRDO will refund authors in exceptional
circumstances only and a decision will be made on a case-by-case basis.
Manuscript and Copyright Issues
If material from other publications is reproduced in your manuscript,
please provide proof that you have obtained the necessary copyright permission.
Please refer to our Rights & Permissions website: https://www.ISRDO.org.
Your manuscript is accepted for processing on the understanding that it
has not been published elsewhere (or submitted to another journal). Exceptions
to this rule are papers containing material disclosed at conferences, however
please inform us if this is the case. For papers with multiple authors, please
also confirm that all authors are familiar with, and agree with, the contents
of the manuscript. We reserve the right to contact all authors to confirm this
in case of doubt. Please provide e-mail addresses for all authors and at least
one institutional email address for one of the co-authors, and specify the
name, address and E-mail for invoicing purposes.
This article, if accepted, will be an open access article distributed
under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/). ISRDO will
insert the following note at the end of the published text: © 201X by the
authors; licensee ISRDO, India. This article is an open-access article
distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution
Prices, Terms of Payment
Prices are stated at the following page: https://www.ISRDO.org. The applicable
price for the publication service regarding an accepted Article is based on the
date of the original submission of the Article to ISRDO.
Discounts on the service price apply for authors affiliated with
institutions that have signed-up to ISRDO’s institutional open access program
(IAOP) and may be granted to reviewers. Furthermore, ISRDO may grant discounts
and waivers in exceptional cases, however, reserves the right to decline such
discounts and waivers without specifying a reason.
Payments to ISRDO are due within 5-10 days of sending the invoice to the
Invoices are sent by e-mail to the payment contact person provided by
the Customer soon after acceptance of an Article for publication.
ISRDO makes no provision for a separate contract document based on these
Terms and Conditions. However, the Customer may check at any time the ordered services
and status of the Article through her/his personal account on the Website.
Ahmedabad, India shall be the place of jurisdiction for all legal
disputes arising of these Terms and Conditions, even if the Customer has
her/his domicile outside of India.
Indian law applicable at the place of jurisdiction of ISRDO shall apply
If any provisions of the Terms and Conditions should be found invalid,
this shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions. In any such
case, the contracting parties shall negotiate on the invalid clause to
substitute by a valid arrangement as close as possible to the original
ISRDO reserves the right to change these Terms and Conditions at any
time by posting changes to this page of the website without prior notice.
Please check these Terms and Conditions periodically for any modifications. Your
continued use of any Service following the posting of any changes will mean
that you have accepted and agreed to the changes.