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Terms and Conditions

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Last revision: Apr 2013.

General provisions 

These Terms and Conditions represent an agreement between the International Journal of Clinical Neurosciences and Mental Health (from here on referred as IJCNMH) and you (website user) for the use of IJCNMH’s website. By accessing this website you are deemed to have read, understood and accepted these terms. If you disagree with any of the clauses please leave this website and contact us at ijcnmh@arc-publishing.org. We will do our best to clarify your concerns. 

These Terms and Conditions reflect the views of the IJCNMH. ARC Publishing provides editorial support and the technical means to operate the system, but is not responsible for defining the terms of use or any damages resulting from the use of the website. 

The IJCNMH preserves the right to change these terms at any time, with or without previous notice. You should revise the terms periodically to evaluate changes or concerns that may have arisen.

Access to the website 

The website contains public areas with unrestricted access. You may access these areas at your preference, except in circumstances otherwise stated in these terms. 

Private areas of the website have restricted access and require user registration. You should provide accurate information when registering your user account to access these areas. Information you provide in the private areas will be always treated in accordance with our Privacy Policy. 

The IJCNMH holds the right to suspend, restrict or terminate access to the website at any time, with or without previous notice.

Restrictions of use

The website should only be used for activities for which it was originally designed: for public areas as an informative website, for private areas as an editorial management (peer-review) platform—to submit and review manuscripts. The IJCNMH holds the right to restrict your access to the website if you are deemed to be using the website for other activities. 

Information displayed on the website is of different kinds: pure informational of our services (e.g. news, instructions, guidelines, etc.) and publications. Scientific articles published by the IJCNMH are open-access publications. The copyrights remain property of the author(s) under the terms of the IJCNMH copyrights and license agreement.

The materials available in the private areas should only be used for the purpose of scientific peer-review assessment. These materials shall not be made publicly available by any part rather than the author(s) or the editorial board of the IJCNMH. 

Additionally, you shall not use the website information or services for unlawful activities or purposes prohibited by these Terms and Conditions.

External websites (hyperlinks)

External websites’ hyperlinks are placed in this website for your convenience. However, the IJCNMH does not have control or responsibility over the external websites’ Terms and Conditions. You should refer to the external websites’ Terms and Conditions to understand the clauses defined by the external provider.


Submissions made over the website will always be treated in accordance with our Privacy Policy. 

Proprietary materials submitted over the website will be used for the services requested by you at the time of submission. If not otherwise stated the author will remain the proprietary of the submitted materials according to the terms of the IJCNMH copyrights and license agreement. The authors are deemed to allow the website administrators to distribute the information for scientific purposes (e.g. peer-review, articles, conferences abstracts, or proceedings).


Transmission of information over the internet cannot be considered 100% secure. We put in place industry standard procedures to ensure the security of data transmitted through the website (encryption, etc.), but you should be aware that this transmission is never completely secure. Additionally, you should be particularly cautious with your account information, since it gives access to your information and it is your responsibility to safeguard it.


The IJCNMH shall not be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, or consequential damages resulting from the use or inability to use any of the services provided on the website or for the cost of procurement of substitute services.


You will indemnify the IJCNMH for any damages arising from your use of the website or your breaches of these terms.

Copyrights and trademarks 

The trademarks, names, logos, and service marks (collectively “trademarks”) displayed on this website are registered (or proprietary) trademarks of the IJCNMH or ARC Publishing. You should not use any of this information without previous written consent from the copyright owner.

Governing law 

These Terms and Conditions shall be governed under Portuguese law. Any disputes or claims shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Portuguese courts.