E-Journal Guidelines for Institutional Access
The following guidelines provide Institutional Subscribers with a set of simple, fair rules governing rights and limitations for Internet access of JAPMA Online by Authorized Users. These guidelines supersede any prior understanding between the American Podiatric Medical Association and the Institutional Subscriber regarding user access to JAPMA Online.
Access to JAPMA Online is granted for all Authorized Users on the following conditions:
- APMA's acceptance of the Institutional Subscriber's completed order; and
- Receipt of the required subscription fee.
"Authorized Users" are authenticated, authorized current full and part time students, employees (including faculty, staff, affiliated researchers and independent contractors), and other individuals who have permission to use the public computers on the Institutional Subscriber's campus.
An institution is all parts of an organization that report to the same Chief Academic Officer or Chief Executive Officer. For multi-campus academic institutions, each organization listed in the Directory of Higher Education is a separate institution. Academic law and academic medical libraries may be part of a University if they report either to the same institutional Chief Academic Officer or the Chief Executive Officer.
In consideration of the payment of the appropriate subscription fee, the Institutional Subscriber and APMA agree to adhere to the following guidelines:
- The Institutional Subscriber will undertake all necessary authentication and verification processes to ensure that only Authorized Users can access JAPMA Online.
- APMA maintains JAPMA Online as a service to its members and the scientific/technical/medical community. APMA holds the copyright for all works published in JAPMA Online, as a compilation and as to the individual articles, collectively and individually, unless otherwise expressly noted.
- All use of JAPMA Online content is subject to applicable Copyright law and reproduction of JAPMA Online content is allowed only as follows:
- Downloading: Downloading, printing, or saving of content for personal, non-commercial use is permissible. Systematic downloading is forbidden.
- Commercial Redistribution: No commercial use (e.g. downloading, posting of a file, or printing to resell or distribute) of any articles is permitted without prior, express written permission of APMA.
- Interlibrary Loan: Inter Library Loan of articles or components in any electronic or digital form is allowed under CONTU (National Commission on New Technological Uses of Copyright Works) guidelines, provided only a limited number of copies of such articles will be made and distributed. [https://ala.org/advocacy/sites/ala.org.advocacy/files/content/copyright/GLsInterlibLoan.pdf]
- Braille Transcription: The Institutional Subscriber may transcribe any portion of JAPMA Online into Braille script or enlarged type for Authorized Users who are visually impaired.
- Course Packs: The Institutional Subscriber may include any portion of JAPMA Online, in printed or digital format, in anthologies for Authorized Users.
- Institutional Subscriber agrees to the following:
- The Institutional Subscriber is responsible for creating and maintaining reasonable security measures, and posting policies consistent with the rights and restrictions described in these guidelines to ensure that only Authorized Users can access JAPMA Online. The Institutional Subscriber is prohibited from making agreements for access to JAPMA Online with individuals, organizations, vendors, affiliates, or partners, which are not parts of the same institution purchasing this subscription. The Institutional Subscriber affirms that all IP addresses in the range listed for authorization are specifically controlled by the institution for workstations under its administrative control and for the use of individuals who meet the Authorized User definition above. The Institutional Subscriber is responsible for maintaining the list of IP addresses of all Authorized Users.
- If the Institutional Subscriber becomes aware of unauthorized access to JAPMA Online, it will notify APMA immediately and cooperate in locating and attempting to stop the specific individuals who are abusing the service. If the specific abuser(s) cannot be identified or stopped, APMA has the right to withhold, suspend, or terminate access to all or any portion of JAPMA Online, without liability.
- SUBSCRIPTION ACCESS: APMA provides JAPMA Online access only for the term of this subscription; and does not undertake to ensure future access to the online archives once the subscription term has expired. APMA intends to retain full-text versions of all articles for all past issues posted online and to continue to make this database available to all currently active subscribers. However, because APMA cannot be certain of future technology, storage, or maintenance costs, this access cannot be guaranteed. APMA reserves the right to remove all or portions of the archive of past issues. Only current subscribers may access materials under access control.
- TECHNICAL ACCESS: APMA intends for the site to be available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. However, APMA WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR DAMAGES OR REFUNDS SHOULD THE SITE BECOME UNAVAILABLE TEMPORARILY OR ACCESS TO THE SITE BECOMES SLOW OR INCOMPLETE due to system back-up procedures, Internet traffic volume, upgrades, overload of requests to the servers, general network failures or delays, or any other cause which may from time to time make the site inaccessible for the library's users.
- WARRANTY: While APMA seeks to ensure the accuracy of content posted online, it DOES NOT WARRANT OR GUARANTEE ITS ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, MERCHANTABILITY, OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. IN NO CASE SHALL APMA's LIABILITY FOR ANY CONTENT OR ACCESSIBILITY PROBLEMS WITH THE SITE EXCEED THE AMOUNT OF SUBSCRIPTION FEES PAID FOR JAPMA ONLINE DURING THE 6-MONTH PERIOD PRECEDING ANY CLAIM OR NOTICE OF DAMAGES.