Policies

Editorial independence

Grapho Publications Statement of Principle is based on the value of intellectual freedom and independent editorial decisions. The statement is informed by the COPE Code of Conduct for Journal Publishers1 to which we adhere.

  • We strongly maintain that all editorial decisions of our publications are completely separate from our commercial interests.
  • Editorial independence is protected by requiring all editorial decisions, or concerns or complaints about editorial decisions, to be dealt with strictly within the editorial structures of a publication.
  • Editorial structures include editors, editors-in-chief, editorial boards or reviewers and ombudsmen or analogous structures for the editorial governance of any given publication.
  • https://publicationethics.org/files/Code%20of%20conduct%20for%20publishers%20FINAL_1_0.pdf

Digital archive

Grapho Publications is committed to the permanent availability and preservation of scholarly research and to ensure accessibility by converting and upgrading digital file formats to comply with new technology standards. We work in partnership with organizations such as PubMedCentral and Cenveo as well as maintaining our own digital archive.

Grapho Publications maintains a digital site to store a complete, accurate digital version of all published papers in a variety of formats. The current format standards are XML and .pdf; with most files being retained in both formats along with an ePub format for eBook readers and portable devices. For journals which have been sold or otherwise transferred to another publisher, we will use reasonable efforts to retain a non-exclusive copy of the digital archive for that title and make it available to existing subscribers. The title will also be retained in third party archives. If a journal were to cease publication, the digital archive will be maintained at Grapho Publications. The title would also remain in the third party archives.

Copyright

Copyright is related to rights for publication and dissemination of research governing how authors, employers, funders, publishers and the wider general public can use, publish and distribute journal articles or book content.

Journal author rights

Grapho maintains publishing rights in order to publish and disseminate research articles and content. A publishing agreement between the author and Grapho allows for the transfer or license of the copyright to Grapho while also providing the authors with the ability to retain significant rights to use and share their own published articles. Grapho supports the need for authors to share, disseminate and maximize the impact of their research and these rights are provided for by use of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) license agreement for all articles published by Grapho (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/).
Authors are free to share their published work thus allowing them to copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format. Grapho agrees to not revoke these freedoms as long as the license terms are followed.

The authors agree to:

  • Attribution — The authors must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. Authors may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use.
  • NonCommercial — Authors may not use the material for commercial purposes.
  • NoDerivatives — If authors remix, transform, or build upon the material, authors may not distribute the modified material.

Government employees

Certain government and inter-governmental organizations with employee authors are enabled to retain substantially the same rights as detailed above.

  • For US government employees, works created within the scope of their employment are considered to be public domain and Grapho’s publishing agreements do not require a transfer or license of rights for such works.
  • In the UK and certain commonwealth countries, a work created by a government employee is copyrightable but the government may own the copyright.

Digital Object Identifier Registration (DOI)

All Tomography articles published by Grapho have registered content Crossref (www.crossref.org) DOIs (Digital Object Identifiers) which are specific to an individual article. Crossref registration of articles allows all published scholarly articles to be easy to find, cite, link, and assess.

Pricing

Grapho publishes journal articles under the following business model:

  • Open access articles whose publication is funded by payments that are made by authors, their institution or funding bodies, commonly known as Article Publishing Charges (APCs).

Articles are published as quickly as possible, subject to appropriate quality controls, and widely disseminated.  All articles published are made freely available upon publication, in perpetuity, with the Creative Commons user license attached to it. Grapho’s APC prices are set on a per journal basis with Tomography at $1,575 US Dollars plus $200 per printed page over 8 pages and no charge for color figures or tables.
Adjustments in Graphs’s APC prices are under regular review and are subject to change. We set APC prices based on the following criterion:

  • The journal’s editorial and technical processes;
  • Competitive considerations;
  • Market conditions;
  • Other revenue streams associated with the journal.

Waiving of APC’s

If an author would like their article to be published but cannot afford the APC, then individual waiver requests are considered on a case-by-case basis and may be granted in cases of genuine need.