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Policies

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Philosophy

For more information, please see the Aliso: A Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Botany Aims & Scope page.

Who Can Submit?

Anyone may submit an original article to be considered for publication in Aliso provided he or she owns the copyright to the work being submitted or is authorized by the copyright owner or owners to submit the article. Authors are the initial owners of the copyrights to their works (an exception in the non-academic world to this might exist if the authors have, as a condition of employment, agreed to transfer copyright to their employer).

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Open Access

Aliso applies the Creative Commons license. Articles become freely and permanently accessible online one year after print publication to readers beyond the Claremont Colleges. Users may read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author.

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General Submission Rules

Submitted articles cannot have been previously published, nor be forthcoming in an archival journal or book (print or electronic). Please note: "publication" in a working-paper series does not constitute prior publication. In addition, by submitting material to Aliso, the author is stipulating that the material is not currently under review at another journal (electronic or print) and that he or she will not submit the material to another journal (electronic or print) until the completion of the editorial decision process at Aliso: A Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Botany. If you have concerns about the submission terms for Aliso, please contact the Editor-in-Chief ().

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Formatting Requirements

Online submission via the Aliso website is not available at this time but may be adopted in the future.

Submission of Manuscripts

Manuscripts intended for submission to Aliso should be prepared according to the Manuscript Preparation Guidelines and sent to the Editor-in-Chief (). Emails with attachments exceeding ca. 15 MB should be avoided as large attachments may prevent delivery of the message without eliciting a non-delivery report.

Authors should read the Aliso Copyright and License Agreement (see Rights for Authors below) and will be asked to complete the Aliso Copyright Permission and Submission Form (available from the Editor-in-Chief). Authors will retain copyright, and articles will display a CC-BY or CC-BY-NC license (see Creative Commons for details).

RSABG waives page charges for authors wishing to publish in Aliso. However, to help defray publication costs, we strongly encourage a voluntary financial contribution in addition to any non-waivable charges. A rate of $50 per printed page is suggested. Non-waivable charges include: color images: $300 per page of color*; proof corrections (author-borne): $5 per change (first five changes free); $20/replacement for figure replacement in proof. *RSABG affiliates and Aliso print subscribers are granted two gratis pages of color per year.

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Rights for Authors and Scholarship @ Claremont

Authors of articles published in Aliso are the copyright holders of their articles and have granted to any third party, in advance and in perpetuity, the right to use, reproduce, or disseminate their articles according to the Aliso Copyright and License Agreement. The agreement enables the Claremont Colleges Library to make necessary copies for preservation and harvesting for databases that carry the Creative Commons license.

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Attribution and Usage Policies

Reproduction, posting, transmission or other distribution or use of the article or any material therein, in any medium is permitted by Aliso but requires credit to the authors(s) and journal.

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General Terms and Conditions of Use

Users of the Aliso website and/or software agree not to misuse the Aliso service or software in any way.

The failure of Aliso to exercise or enforce any right or provision in the policies or the Submission Agreement does not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any term of the Submission Agreement or these policies is found to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should endeavor to give effect to the parties' intentions as reflected in the provision, and the other provisions of the Submission Agreement and these policies remain in full force and effect. These policies and the Submission Agreement constitute the entire agreement between Aliso and the Author(s) regarding submission of the Article.

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