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Autonomous Chapingo University (UACh) is a public institution that considers science to be a public good and that the products of research should be used socially, for the welfare of the world’s population; therefore, its journals are published through the open access system without prejudice to copyright established in the Federal Copyright Law, the Industrial Property Law (patents, trademarks, industrial designs, geographical indication and denomination of origin), as well as the provisions of Article 27 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

The journals published by UACh do not require authors to renounce their copyright. Instead, authors grant our journals an exclusive license to publish their academic articles, so they may reuse their manuscripts in their future work without requiring the permission of the journal editor; in exchange, they are asked to indicate that the material was previously published either in its entirety or that the version is modified from the one originally published in our journal’s pages.

Journals published under the UACh imprint are included in the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ). All open access articles are published under Creative Commons licenses. The definition of pre-prints and post-prints used by CORI conforms to the Sherpa-Romeo listing and definitions which “characterize previous prints as the version of the document before peer review and subsequent prints as the version of the article after peer review, with revisions made.”

CORI’s editorial policies are compatible with open-access and self-archiving mandates. CORI supports the self-archiving process and therefore undertakes continuous communication work with its authors, readers and site licensees for the development of this policy.