Metadata Policy for information describing items in the archive
- Anyone may access the metadata free of charge.
- The metadata may be reused in any medium without prior permission for not-for-profit purposes provided the OAI Identifier or a link to the original metadata record is given.
- The metadata must not be reused in any medium for commercial purposes without formal permission.
Data Policy for full-text and other full data items
- Anyone may access full items free of charge.
- Single copies of full items can be:
- reproduced and displayed or performed in any format or medium
- for personal research or study, for educational, or for not-for-profit purposes without prior permission or charge.
- Full items must not be sold commercially in any format or medium without formal permission of the copyright holders.
- Mention of the archive is appreciated but not mandatory.
Content Policy for types of document & data set held
- This is a multi-institution subject-based archive.
- Subject Specialities: Philosophy of Science
- The archive is restricted to:
- Journal articles
- Conference and workshop papers
- Books, chapters and sections
- Other special item types
- Deposited items may include:
- working drafts
- submitted versions (as sent to journals for peer review)
- accepted versions (author's final peer-reviewed drafts)
- Principal Languages: English
Submission Policy concerning depositors, quality & copyright
- Items may only be deposited by the subject community or their delegated agents.
- Authors may only submit their own work for archiving.
- The archive restricts submissions to preprints in philosophy of science in accordance with the Archive Policy at http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/policy.html.
- The validity and authenticity of the content of submissions are the sole responsibility of the depositor.
- No embargo policy defined.
- Any copyright violations are entirely the responsibility of the authors/depositors.
- If the archive receives proof of copyright violation, the relevant item will be removed immediately.
- Items will be retained indefinitely.
- The archive will try to ensure continued readability and accessibility.
- The archive regularly backs up its files according to current best practice.
- Items may be removed at the request of the author/copyright holder, but this is strongly discouraged.
- Acceptable reasons for withdrawal include:
- Proven copyright violation or plagiarism
- Legal requirements and proven violations
- Falsified research
- Author's request
- Withdrawn items are not deleted per se but are removed from public view.
- Withdrawn items' identifiers/URLs are retained indefinitely.
- URLs will continue to point to 'tombstone' citations, to avoid broken links and to retain item histories, with:
- a link to a replacement version, where available
- a note explaining the reasons for withdrawal
- If necessary, an updated version may be deposited.
- No closure policy defined.