UTS ePRESS Advertising and Sponsorship Guidelines

UTS ePRESS welcomes relationships with advertisers and sponsors aligned to our principles and values.

While recognising advertising and sponsorship as legitimate sources to fund open access publishing, it is important they do not inappropriately affect editorial independence or the ethics of the publisher, editors, editorial boards, authors or reviewers.

The following guidelines have been established in compliance with the COPE Codes of Conduct for Journal Publishers and Journal Editors and the SPARC Sponsorships for Nonprofit Scholarly & Scientific Journals: Guide to Defining & Negotiating Successful Sponsorship.

All enquiries should be directed to the Manager UTS ePRESS

Advertising

UTS ePRESS recognises certain paid advertisements as a legitimate source of financial support for our publications.

UTS ePRESS will allow the appearance of paid advertisements on the following sections of its website: Homepage; journal homepages; individual book or conference pages; table of contents pages for individual journal issues. Advertisements may also be considered in print editions of books.

Paid advertising will only be accepted under the following conditions:

  • Advertisers recognise the absolute integrity of editorial independence and must not attempt to influence editorial decisions, including selection of content, choice of topic (e.g. for special issues), choice of authors and reviewers, manner of presentation
  • While advertising income may be directed solely or in part to a specific journal, dependent upon the agreement made with an advertiser, all advertising opportunities and their administration are handled solely by UTS ePRESS, this is to help ensure complete separation of any sales function from decisions on editorial content
  • Users must be able to clearly distinguish advertising from editorial content
  • UTS ePRESS reserves the right to refuse advertising from any business or organisation and will not be bound to offer any justification for its decision.
  • UTS ePRESS is not liable for any failure to publish an accepted advertisement. If an ad does not appear when or where expected, UTS ePRESS will make every effort to place the advertisement in the next available advertising space.
  • Advertisements may be removed from the site where the agreement with an advertiser has lapsed or the advertiser is suspected of practices misaligned with UTS ePRESS values.

Sponsorship

Selected sponsors may provide either financial contributions or other non-financial support under the following conditions:

  • Sponsors will be recognised with the display of their name, masthead or logo, and/or links to their sites on an individual journal home page, or on the UTS ePRESS homepage
  • Sponsors recognise the absolute integrity of editorial independence and must not attempt to influence editorial decisions including selection of content, choice of topic (e.g. for special issues), choice of authors and reviewers, manner of presentation
  • Financial sponsorship opportunities and their administration will be handled solely by UTS ePRESS
  • In-kind support may be handled by an individual publication’s editorial board where the in-kind support is estimated to be of less than $5,000 value per annum and there is no conflict of interest between any board member and the sponsor. This may specifically relate to in-kind support from other academic institutions providing staff resources to assist in the editorial management of a UTS ePRESS journal.
  • UTS ePRESS reserves the right to refuse sponsorship from any business or organisation and will not be bound to offer any justification for its decision.
  • Sponsors names and marks may be removed from the site where the agreement with a sponsor has lapsed or the sponsor is suspected of practices misaligned with UTS ePRESS values.

Privacy and UTS Website

  • Advertisers and sponsors will have no influence over search results on the UTS ePRESS website or design of webpages
  • Advertisers and sponsors will have no access to any personal information about UTS ePRESS authors, editors, reviewers, readers or other parties associated with UTS ePRESS
  • Advertisers and sponsors may receive aggregated data about responses to advertisements (e.g. number of views or click throughs). No other behavioural or personal data will be made available.