Terms of Use

Thank you for visiting this Website.
  This page states the Terms by which users may utilize the Website. Please read this page carefully. By using this website, you indicate that you have read and accept these Terms and agree to abide by and be bound by all such Terms (as modified from time to time). If you do not accept all applicable Terms, please refrain from using this Website.
Please note that we may change these Terms from time to time without notice so you should check this page frequently for any changes that may have occurred.
  The terms "you" and "user" as used herein refer to all individuals and/or entities accessing the Website. The term "we" as used herein refers to OEJ editorial office.

  Click on one of the links below to jump to the listed section:

•    Ability to Accept Terms of Service
•    Intellectual Property Rights
•    Registration and Accounts
•    User Submitted Material
•    Use of the Website
•    Links
•    Notifications
•    Revisions
•    Limitation of Liability and Disclaimer
•    Governing Law

Ability to Accept Terms of Service

You must affirm that you are fully able and competent to enter into the terms, conditions, obligations, affirmations, representations, and warranties set forth in these Terms of Use, and to abide by and comply with these Terms.

Intellectual Property Rights

For the avoidance of doubt, we are the owner or the licensee of all intellectual property rights in this website. All such rights are reserved. Our status (and that of any identified contributors) as the authors of the Website must always be acknowledged. 
  We acknowledge and agree that you (or your licensor) retain(s) ownership in any copyright you may have in the Content you submit or upload to the Website, in accordance with the Terms.
  The materials on the OEJ Website are protected by P. R. China copyright law. Users may download material from this site for personal, noncommercial use only. Any further reproduction, distribution, transmission, display, publication, or broadcast requires the prior written permission of OEJ editorial office. 
  Users shall not copy or adapt the HTML code that is used to create the Website. The contents of the Website, such as text, graphics, images, logos, button icons, software, and other material, are protected by P. R. China copyright, trademark, and other laws. The names and logos displayed in the Website are the exclusive intellectual property of OEJ editorial office. 
For more information, please contact OEJ.

Registration and Accounts 

In order to access some features of the Website, you will have to register and create an account. When creating your account, you agree to provide accurate and complete information. Different manuscript processing system on the websites, for example Magetech System for Chinese Journals or ScholarOne System for English Journals, require that you create separate accounts specific to those services. 
  You are solely responsible for the activity that occurs on or in connection with your account, and you agree to make all reasonable efforts to keep your account password secure. If you choose a user password as part of security procedures, you must treat such information as confidential. You must not disclose it to any third party. You are solely responsible for any loss or damage you or we may suffer as a result of your failure to do so. You agree to notify OEJ immediately of any breach of security or unauthorized use of your account.
  You may not use another person's account.
  OEJ editorial office may terminate a user's access to the Website, or account where registration is required, at its sole discretion.
  In addition to above Terms, please read the Privacy Policy carefully as it governs our collection and use of information about you. By using our Website, you consent to us obtaining, holding, processing and transferring your data as set out in the Privacy Policy.

User Submitted Material

OEJ offers features that allow you to submit, post, or display comments, information, materials, links, and other similar content on areas of the Web Site accessible by others. You grant to us a royalty-free, non-exclusive, perpetual, irrevocable license to use, copy, edit, adapt, publish, reproduce, translate, sub-license, create derivative works from, make available, communicate, display, store and distribute your Content (in whole or part) and/or to incorporate it in other works in any form, format, media, or technology now known or later developed (including without limitation in print, digital and electronic form) throughout the world in accordance with the provisions of these Terms.
  Any use by you of such features, including your submission, posting, or display of any user-submitted content and any use you make of content submitted by other users, shall be your sole responsibility. By submitting content to the Website, you warrants and represents that you have the full right and authority to lawfully submit the information and to grant such a license to OEJ. If the Content includes any material that belongs to a third party, you promise that you have obtained the permission of such third party owners.
  Users may not post, transmit, distribute or store any material that is sexually explicit, defamatory, obscene, threatening, or abusive. We may, but is not required to, monitor any user-submitted content submitted, posted, or displayed by you on the Website, to investigate any reported or apparent violation of our policies, and to take any action that OEJ in its sole discretion deems appropriate. We can remove your material at our sole discretion (even if you have not breached these Terms)
If you believe that you are the owner of the copyright to any user-submitted content on the Website and did not authorize its posting (either by yourself or via an authorized third party), and would like the content removed from the Website, please contact us with a description of the content and a summary of your copyright ownership claim.

Use of the Website

The Website and the contents thereof are proprietary to OEJ editorial office. The content of the Website is owned by or licensed to OEJ editorial office, subject to copyright and other intellectual property rights under the law. You may access and use the Website or its content for personal, noncommercial use. You must not use or allow others to access or use, all or any part of our Site or the contents and/or applications on it for commercial purposes without our permission.
  You may not use the Website in order to post, transmit, distribute, store, or destroy material (a) in violation of any applicable law or regulation, or (b) in a manner that will infringe the copyright, trademark, trade secret or other intellectual property rights of others or violate the privacy, publicity or other personal rights of others. Users may not post, transmit, distribute or store any material that is sexually explicit, defamatory, obscene, threatening, or abusive.
You may not to alter or modify any part of the Website. You agree not to circumvent, disable or otherwise interfere with security-related features of the Website using any device, software or routine to interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of the Website or any activity being conducted on this site is prohibited.
  We may update the Website from time to time, and may change the content at any time. Please note that any of the content on the Website may be out of date at any time.
  We may, in its sole discretion and at any time, modify or terminate the Website and/or modify, remove, or refuse to post any information, content, material, or other offering submitted by any user.
  From time to time we may need to suspend access to all or a part of the Website while we fix defects and errors in the Website, or undertake emergency maintenance and/or suspend access to the servers, and that as a result of which the Website may be less accessible or unavailable to you from time to time.


The Website may contain links to non-OEJ websites. OEJ is not responsible for the practices of other sites. These terms of use apply solely to OEJ-hosted and maintained websites. We encourage you to be aware of the terms of use and privacy practices of any non-OSA web site you visit.


OEJ may use your information to provide you with information on new services, or upcoming events. More and more OEJ information is provided by email, so you may not receive notices on these subjects if you opt-out. If you wish not to receive email from OEJ, you may contact us.


We may, in its sole discretion, modify or revise the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy, at any time.  Your continued use of the site following notice of any modification shall be conclusively deemed an acceptance of all such modification(s). 
Nothing in this agreement shall be deemed to confer any third-party rights or benefits.

Limitation of Liability and Disclaimer

You agree that your use of the Website shall be at your sole risk. 
  We makes no representation or warranty of any kind with respect to the submission and publication process and takes no responsibility for the actions or inactions involved in the publication of user-submitted content on the Website. Inclusion of user-submitted content in the Website does not constitute an endorsement by OEJ. 
  Since authentication on the Internet is difficult, We makes no guarantee that any user of this site is who he/she claims to be. We have no involvement in user-to-user dealings, meetings, etc., and assume no liability for their outcome.
  Each user agrees to reimburse OEJ for all losses, damages, and/or expenses (including court costs and reasonable attorney's fees) that we may incur due to any violation by the user of these Terms.

Governing Law

These Terms of Use shall be governed by the laws of the People's Republic of China, without reference to its conflict of laws principles. The user and this service agree to submit to all the jurisdiction of the High Court. In the event of service terms inconsistent with the laws of the People's Republic of China, these Terms will be completely reinterpreted in accordance with these laws, while the other Terms still have legal effect and impact on users.