Pezzottaite Journals wants to ensure a proper balance between the scholarly rights which authors retain (or are granted / transferred back in some cases) and the rights granted to Pezzottaite Journals. We routinely analyse and modify our policies to ensure we are responding to authors’ needs and concerns, and the concerns generally of the research and scholarly communities. 

Categorization of Article Uses

Personal Use

It means use by an author in the author’s classroom teaching (including distribution of copies, paper or electronic), distribution of copies to research colleagues for their personal use, use in a subsequent compilation of the author’s works, inclusion in a thesis or dissertation, preparation of other derivative works such as extending the articles to book-length form, or otherwise using or re-using portions or excerpts in other works (with full acknowledgment of the original publication of the articles).

Internal Institutional Use

It means use by the author’s institution for classroom teaching at the institution (including distribution of copies, paper or electronic, and use in course packs and courseware programs). For employed authors, the use by their employing company for internal training purposes.

Permitted Scholarly Posting

It means voluntary posting by an author on open web sites operated by the author or the author’s institution for scholarly purposes, as determined by the author.

Stages in Articles Development 

There are three stages of a journal article development that are relevant from a policy perspective: preprint, accepted author Article and published journal Article. The definition and policy for each is described below:


A Pre-print is an author’s own write-up of research results and analysis that has not been peer-reviewed, nor had any other value added to it by a publisher (such as formatting, copy editing, technical enhancement and the like).

In general, Pezzottaite Journals is permissive with respect to authors and electronic preprints.  If an electronic preprint of article is placed on a public server prior to its submission to Pezzottaite Journals, they are not reviewed by Pezzottaite Journals.

Accepted Author Article (AAA)

An Accepted Author Article (“AAA”) is the author’s version of the article of an article that has been accepted for publication and which may include any author-incorporated changes suggested through the processes of submission processing, peer review, and editor-author communications. AAA do not include other publisher value added contributions such as copy-editing, formatting, technical enhancements and (if relevant) pagination.

Under this, the author transfers the rights to Pezzottaite Journals and can use the article (not for commercial purpose) only after receiving permission from Pezzottaite Journals. 

Published Journal Article (PJA)

A Published Journal Article (PJA) is the definitive final record of published research that appears or will appear in the journal and embodies all value-adding publisher activities including copy-editing, formatting and (if relevant) pagination.

Pezzottaite Journals guarantees each PJA authenticity. We strictly apply an absolute guideline regarding their location: every PJA will reside only on a completely controlled site because this is the only way that we as the publisher can guarantee each PJA permanence, authenticity and that it is not altered. The continued viability of scholarly journals and their PJA is also important to the research community. Publishers invest significant time, money and resources to create, maintain and develop both journals’ reputations and the publishing process. The distribution of PJA is therefore also subject to strict guidelines so that journals’ ability to recoup the investments required to create them are not compromised.

An author may use the PJA only for “Personal Use”. Pezzottaite Journals does not permit the posting of PJA on any open web sites.  This is to ensure that the final published version of an article, which has been edited and peer-reviewed according to the publishing standards, is always recognized as such only via the journal itself, whether in print or electronic format.  PJA may not be used for Commercial Use or Systematic Distribution.

Commercial Use of PJA

It means the use or posting for commercial gain, whether for a fee or for free, or to substitute for the services provided directly by the journal including:

  • The posting by companies of their employee-authored works for use by customers of such companies;
  • Commercial exploitation such as directly associating advertising with such posting or the charging of fees for document delivery or access.

Systematic Distribution of PJA

It means the policies or other mechanisms designed to aggregate and openly disseminate, or to substitute for journal-provided services, including:

  • Institutional, funding body or government article posting policies or mandates that aim to aggregate and openly distribute the accepted peer reviewed articles or published journal articles authored by its researchers or funded researchers;
  • The systematic distribution to others via e-mail lists or listservers (to parties other than known colleagues), whether for a fee or for free;
  • The posting of links to articles by commercial third parties and companies;
  • Subject repositories that aim to aggregate and openly distribute published journal articles authored by researchers in specific subject areas.