Copyright, Grants and Ownership Declaration

The International Transactions on Software Engineering (ITSE) bearing ISSN 1234-1234 (online) is an annual International Journal double peer-reviewed and published in the month of February by ASDF Journals, London, the UK since 2012.

Upon acceptance of an article, authors will be asked to complete a ‘Journal Publishing Agreement. An e-mail will be sent to the corresponding author confirming receipt of the manuscript together with a ‘Journal Publishing Agreement’ form or a link to the online version of this agreement. Concern for the copyright/agreement is compulsory from the corresponding author.

All rights reserved. No part of the material protected by this copyright notice may be reproduced or utilized in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical including photocopying, recording, or by any information storage and retrieval system, without the prior written permission from the copyright owner. However, permission is not required to copy abstracts of articles on the condition that a full reference to the source is given.

Copyright Policy

The Author (s) may not publish an article anywhere without the prior written permission of the publisher unless it has been changed substantially. The Author (s) warrants that their article is original, except for such excerpts from copyrighted works as may be included with the permission of the copyright holder and author thereof, that it contains no libelous statements, and does not infringe on any copyright, trademark, patent, statutory right, or proprietary right of others. The author signs for and accepts responsibility for releasing this material on behalf of all co-authors. In return for these rights:

  1. Use of Rights: All proprietary rights other than copyrights, such as employment, consultancies, stock ownership, honoraria, paid expert testimony, patent applications/registrations, and grants or other funding rights. The right to use all or part of this article, including tables and figures in future works of their own, provided that the proper acknowledgment is made to the publisher as a copyright holder. The right to make copies of this article for their use, but not for sale.
  2. Plagiarism of the article: It is the responsibility of each author to ensure that article (s) submitted to the journal are written with ethical standards in mind, concerning plagiarism. All submissions are thoroughly checked for plagiarism. If an attempt at plagiarism is found in a published article, the authors will be asked to issue a written apology to the authors of the original material. Any article which shows obvious signs of plagiarism will be automatically rejected and its authors may be banned for 01 years from publishing in the journal. The authors will receive proper notification if such a situation arises.
  3. Declaration of Competing Interest: All authors must disclose any financial and personal relationships with other people or organizations that could inappropriately influence (bias) their work. Examples of potential conflicts of interest include employment, consultancies, stock ownership, honoraria, paid expert testimony, patent applications/registrations, and grants or other funding. Authors should give their concern about the declaration of competing interest statements during copyright submission of the article to the journal that the authors declare that they have no known competing financial interests or personal relationships that could have appeared to influence the work reported in this article.
  4. Submission Declaration and Verification: Submission of an article implies, that the work described has not been published previously, that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere, that its publication is approved by all authors and tacitly or explicitly by the responsible authorities where the work was carried out, and, that if accepted, it will not be published elsewhere in the same form, in English or any other language, including electronically without the written consent of the copyright holder. To verify originality, your article may be checked by the originality detection service like Crossref Similarity Check, Turnitin.
  5. Changes to Authorship: Authors are expected to consider carefully the list and order of authors before submitting their manuscript and provide the definitive list of authors at the time of the original submission. Any addition, deletion, or rearrangement of author names in the authorship list should be made only before the manuscript has been accepted and only if approved by the journal Editor. To request such a change, the Editor must receive the following from the corresponding author: (a) the reason for the change in the author list and (b) written confirmation (e-mail, letter) from all authors that they agree with the addition, removal or rearrangement. In the case of the addition or removal of authors, this includes confirmation from the author being added or removed. Only in exceptional circumstances will the Editor consider the addition, deletion, or rearrangement of authors after the manuscript has been accepted. While the Editor considers the request, publication of the manuscript will be suspended. If the manuscript has already been published in an online issue, any requests approved by the Editor will result in a corrigendum. After considering the request by the editor, the author should submit the Content Updation Form for any rectification.
  6. After publication, article withdrawal, deletion, removal process is not allowed from the journal.
  7. Abstracting and Indexing Responsibility: The whole process for including any article (s) in the particular indexing and abstracting database is done by their team only. Neither Journal nor publication house ‘Association of Scientists, Developers and Faculties Publication (ITSE)’ does not have any involvement in the decision whether to accept or reject an article from the indexing and abstracting database and does not influence the processing time of the article for indexing and abstracting in the database. For more details, please read indexing policies
  8. Article Processing Charge: The publication house may ask article processing charge before the publication of the article that will not refundable. In the case of withdraw of an article, neither article processing charge will refund nor adjust for the future use

Publisher, Journal, and Author Rights

For International Transactions on Software Engineering (ITSE) and journal to publish and disseminate research articles, we need publishing rights. This is determined by a publishing agreement between the author and International Transactions on Software Engineering (ITSE) and Journal. This agreement deals with the transfer or license of the copyright to ITSE and journal and authors retain significant rights to use and share their own published articles. ITSE and its journal support the need for authors to share, disseminate and maximize the impact of their research, and these rights, in ITSE proprietary journal* are defined below:

  1. For subscription articles: Authors transfer copyright to the publisher as part of a journal publishing agreement, but have the right to:
    • Share their article for Personal Use, Internal Institutional Use, and Scholarly Sharing purposes.
    • Retain patent, trademark, and other intellectual property rights (including research data).
    • Proper attribution and credit for the published work.
  2. For open access articles: Authors sign an exclusive license agreement, where authors have copyright but license exclusive rights in their article to the publisher**. In this case, authors have the right to:
    • Share their article in the same ways permitted to third parties under the relevant user license (together with Personal Use rights)
    • Retain patent, trademark, and other intellectual property rights (including research data).
    • Proper attribution and credit for the published work.

*Please note that society or third-party-owned journals may have different publishing agreements. Please see the journal’s guide for authors for journal-specific copyright information.

**This includes the right for the publisher to make and authorize commercial use, please see “Rights granted to ITSE and Journal” for more details.


The opinions expressed and figures provided in this Journal; ITSE, are the sole responsibility of the authors. The publisher and the editors bear no responsibility in this regard. All such liabilities are disclaimed.

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