Terms and Conditions

Welcome to our website, located at https://www.katalystpublishers.com and its subdomains, where you can browse and utilize various services. By accessing and using our website, you agree to comply with the following terms and conditions (Terms):

We kindly request that you review our Privacy Policy as well. It provides crucial details about how we collect and utilize your personal information in relation to our business. The ownership and operation of the Site are entrusted to Katalyst Publishing Group, 1043 Garland Ave Unit C #769, San Jose, CA 95126, USA.

Your usage of the Site implies your acceptance and adherence to the Terms, which establish a legal agreement between you and us. By browsing, accessing, or utilizing the Site, as well as any services, content, or materials provided through it, you acknowledge your binding commitment to these terms.

You are welcome to access the site without registering as an unregistered user. However, if you wish to submit articles for publication in our journals, you must complete the registration process. Any articles or edits you submit through uploading will be referred to as your Contribution in these Terms.

In addition to these Terms, it is important to acknowledge and comply with any Author Guidelines, Editorial Workflows, Publication Ethics, or other policies specific to the journal(s) you are contributing to. For the purposes of these terms, "Intellectual Property Rights" encompass various rights such as patents, registered and unregistered trademarks and service marks, domain names, registered designs and design rights, copyright (including rights in computer software and databases), database rights, moral rights, applications for the aforementioned rights, and the right to apply for any of these rights worldwide. This also includes rights related to inventions, designs, drawings, and computer programs.

We reserve the right to revise the Terms at any time by making amendments to this page. Your use of the Site will be subject to the most up-to-date version of the Terms available on the Site. We recommend that you regularly review the Terms on the Site to ensure you are aware of any applicable changes.

General availability of the Site: We cannot guarantee that the Site, including its content, will always be available, uninterrupted, up to date, or free from errors, omissions, bugs, or viruses. Access to the Site is permitted on a temporary basis and "as-is." We may suspend, withdraw, discontinue, or modify all or any part of the Site without notice. We will not be held liable if our Site is unavailable at any time or for any period. It is your responsibility to regularly create backup copies of your contributions. You are also responsible for: Ensuring that all individuals who access the Site through your internet connection are aware of these Terms and other applicable terms and conditions, and that they comply with them. Ensuring that all individuals who access the Site through your internet connection are aware of our Privacy Policy, which outlines how we collect and use their personal information. Ensuring that your internet-enabled device and telecommunication systems have appropriate anti-virus software to minimize the risk of harmful viruses infecting your device.

Article Processing Charges: Publication of an article with us requires payment of a non-refundable article processing charge (APC) as indicated in our Article Processing Charges listed under the journal menu. If your article is accepted for publication, the author who initially submitted the article (either for themselves, a group of authors, or an institution) will be invoiced for the applicable APC. Payments of APCs must be made within the specified period on our invoice. Full payment must be made through our designated third-party payment service provider, complying with their terms of service. Any other payment methods are permitted solely at our discretion. Please note that payment of an APC does not guarantee publication of an article.

Our Liability: Nothing in these terms excludes or limits our liability for anything that cannot be excluded or limited by law. To the extent permitted by law, we exclude all conditions, warranties, representations, or other terms that may apply to the Site or any content made available on it, whether express or implied. You agree to indemnify us against any claims, liabilities, losses, damages, expenses, or legal proceedings arising from your use of the Site, your contributions (including articles), or your failure to comply with these terms.

General: Any failure or delay by us to enforce any of our rights under these terms will not be considered a waiver of that or any other right unless we acknowledge and agree to such a waiver in writing. These terms do not confer any rights or benefits to individuals who are not parties to these terms. If a court deems any part of these terms to be invalid, illegal, or unenforceable, the remainder of the terms will remain unaffected.

These terms constitute the entire agreement between us and you, replacing any previous agreements and understandings. We may assign our rights and transfer our obligations under this agreement at our sole discretion by providing notice to you via the email address you provided to us or by notifying you on our Site.