These Terms and Conditions (Terms) create a contract between you and The Cuban Scientist (website). These terms come into effect on January 1st, 2020.
Who We Are
The Cuban Scientist is a free of charge and open access online journal where scientists (no matter the nationality) from all branches of science and technology, can share their research results with the community in the form of two-page reports, summarizing works already published in peer-reviewed journals.
What Is Covered Under These Terms and Conditions
Our contract with you is personal to you and may not be assigned or transferred by you to any other person. Your right to use of any The Cuban Scientist website and any The Cuban Scientist functionality is conditional on your complying with these terms and all other applicable rules and conditions of The Cuban Scientist. The Cuban Scientist will also comply with its terms and conditions.
You may become a registered user of The Cuban Scientist by clicking here (link to Community tab). To register you must provide at least the minimum information required.
You can manage your privacy settings. You can find information on how to do this in our Help Centre (we should link with For authors tab and add a sentence of how registering in Community).
You should check to ensure that you have only one profile with The Cuban Scientist, where possible, to avoid confusion.
Who May Register with The Cuban Scientist Community
Only natural persons aged 18 or over may register with The Cuban Scientist Community, and you must register in your own name. You may not create more than one profile.
By registering with us you promise The Cuban Scientist that the information you provide is accurate and not misleading. The Cuban Scientist may refuse or cancel a registration, at its discretion, with or without notice.
What It Means to Register with The Cuban Scientist
By successfully registering with us, you have the following immediate benefits:
All content included on The Cuban Scientist websites, such as text, graphics, logos, button icons, images, video/audio clips, downloads, data compilations and software, is the property of The Cuban Scientist if created by The Cuban Scientist, or of the person or entity who or which owned it prior to submission to The Cuban Scientist.
The copyright in the text of individual articles is not the property of The Cuban Scientist, and its ownership is not affected by its submission to or publication by The Cuban Scientist. The Cuban Scientist benefits from a general licence over all content submitted to it, and both The Cuban Scientist and its users benefit from a Creative Commons CC-BY licence over all content, as specified below.
The combination of all content on The Cuban Scientist websites, as well as the design and the look and feel of the The Cuban Scientist websites, and the copyright and all other rights in such content and combination, are the sole property of The Cuban Scientist.
As an author or contributor you grant permission to others to reproduce your articles, including any graphics and third-party materials supplied by you, in accordance with the The Cuban Scientist Terms and Conditions. The licence granted to third parties over all contents of each article, including third-party elements, is a Creative Commons Attribution ("CC BY") licence. The current version is CC-BY, version 4.0, and the licence will automatically be updated as and when updated by the Creative Commons organisation.
You may include a requirement to reproduce copyright notices in materials contributed by you, but you may not restrict the right to reproduce the entire article, including third-party graphics. This means that you must obtain any necessary third-party consents and permissions to reproduce third-party materials in your articles submitted to The Cuban Scientist.
The following activities are prohibited on The Cuban Scientist’s website and can result in your registration being suspended or terminated, which The Cuban Scientist expressly reserves the right to do, and in your being liable for damages to The Cuban Scientist and/or to third parties:
We collect data which you provide or authorize us to receive from third parties
The Cuban Scientist and its open research network, have one single registered user base and a unified registration.
When you register with The Cuban Scientist, you provide us with certain information, which becomes part of your registered user profile with The Cuban Scientist. Some basic information is required for registration, and you may choose to provide additional personal information. We also ask you if you wish to link other, publicly-available, information about your professional activities – including articles published, awards received etc – to your profile.
When registering, and any time after registration, you choose how much information you wish to provide, based on the privacy options available on the registration page and on your profile once registered.
If you, as a registered user, undertake an activity with The Cuban Scientist, such as submitting, co-authoring or reviewing an article, or becoming an editor, your contributions will be linked to your user profile. This approach maximises impact for your professional achievements and credits you for your contributions.
You may respond to a promotion on another website by contacting us and expressing an interest in receiving communications or participating in a The Cuban Scientist initiative in your area of interest or expertise. We will retain the personal information you provide to us for this purpose.
For example, you are able, if you wish, link your ORCiD profile with your The Cuban Scientist account. If you choose to do this we will add your ORCiD and your ORCiD-listed publications to your The Cuban Scientist Community.
We may provide other linking services in the future to provide a better service to you.
We collect information when you visit our website
When you visit any page on the The Cuban Scientist website, some technical information is automatically collected:
We collect information from public and subscription sources on the research activities, publications and conference activities of researchers
The Cuban Scientist collects publicly-available information and information from subscription services on researchers, both registered and non-registered. Only information relevant to professional research activities is collected, such as name, institutional affiliation, contact details, publications, academic activities and specialisation(s), editorships and awards.
This enables us to provide researchers with high-quality publishing services, such as identifying the most suited expert reviewers for articles or building world-class editorial boards.
You may also prevent Google from collecting and storing information in cookies, from storing information about your use of the website (including your IP address) and from processing such information by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available here.
For more information about Google Analytics and privacy, please refer to the Google website.
We use the information we collect to:
When you register, some basic information, such as your name and institutional affiliation, is made public on your The Cuban Scientist Community profile. Anyone, including non-registered users, can see the information you make public.
When we publish an article of which you are an author, editor or reviewer, your name is published with the article. The author (or editor) publishing the article in The Cuban Scientist should have the approval of the main author(s) on the original paper, or at least of those included in the The Cuban Scientist version. This is part of the The Cuban Scientist mission to improve editorial-review through transparency and accountability, and to credit and acknowledge your contribution. Anyone can see your name in connection with that article. Your name and association with that article cannot be removed or deleted unless required by accepted scholarly publishing practice.
By submitting Author(s) manuscript to the journal it is understood that it is an original manuscript (base in our guidelines, which is not applicable to original research) and is not under consideration elsewhere. Plagiarism, in whole or in part without proper citation is not tolerated by the journal. Manuscripts submitted to the journal may be checked for originality using anti-plagiarism software.
Plagiarism misrepresents ideas, words, and other creative expression as one's own. Plagiarism represents the violation of copyright law. Plagiarism appears in various forms:
As in The Cuban Scientist we publish reviewed/summarized works from already published results in peer-reviewed journals, the original publication should be properly acknowledged to avoid self-plagiarism. By failing doing so, the submitted version to The Cuban Scientist won’t be accepted for publication at The Cuban Scientist.
In the case of a publication being submitted that was originally published in another language, the title, date and journal of the original publication must be identified by the authors, and the copyright must be obtained. The editor may accept such a translated publication to bring it to the attention of a wider audience. Sometimes editor means The Cuban Scientist editors, but previously it also meant the author herself by giving a version of the original paper for The Cuban Scientist. Also, when translating an original article, the author or co-author submitting to The Cuban Scientist should specify that the translation is her/his own. In case author wants to use material from the other work then it is mandatory to cite the same in references. Else the author needs to change the language completely and use her own language.
The ethical policy of The Cuban Scientist follows the European Code of Conduct for Research Integrity.
Authors must be honest in presenting their results and conclusions of their research. Research misconduct is harmful for knowledge. It could mislead other researchers.
Fabrication, falsification or selective reporting of data with the intent to mislead or deceive is unethical, as is the theft of data or research results from others. The results of research should be recorded and maintained to allow for analysis and review. Following publication, the data should be retained for a reasonable period and made available upon request. Exceptions may be appropriate in certain circumstances in order to preserve privacy, to assure patent protection, or for similar reasons.
Simultaneous submissions of the same manuscript to different journals will not be tolerated. The submitted article will be removed without consideration.
All authors have an obligation to inform and cooperate with journal editors to provide prompt retractions or correction of errors in published works.
The journal will issue retractions if:
The journal will issue errata if:
Other forms of misconduct include failure to meet clear ethical and legal requirements such as misrepresentation of interests, breach of confidentiality, lack of informed consent and abuse of research subjects or materials. Misconduct also includes improper dealing with infringements, such as attempts to cover up misconduct and reprisals on whistle blowers.
The primary responsibility for handling research misconduct is in the hands of those who employ the researchers. If a possible misconduct is brought to our attention, we will seek advice from the Editorial Board. If there is the evidence, we will resolve the matter by appropriate corrections in the printed and online journal; by refusing to consider an author's future work, for a given period, and by contacting affected authors and editors of other journals.