The Publisher, represented by the Executive Director of ASSAAR Publishing, is responsible for setting policies, procedures, and guidelines, as well as for the administration and production of the journals through the Editorial and Publishing Offices.
The Publisher is responsible for all financial and legal aspects of journal publication, including but not limited to copyright policy, liability, budgeting, costs, and revenue. Hence, the Publisher is responsible for decisions and policies affecting access to publications (including subscriptions and sales) and prices for such access.
The Editorial and Publishing Offices must ensure the confidentiality of all papers at all stages of the publishing process. Information must not be given to persons unauthorized by the author before the publication of the paper. (News media reporters may be given information for a short period before publication, under embargo.)
After a paper has been accepted for publication, the Editor or copy editor may make reactional changes as required but must not make changes to the content of a paper without consultation with the author and the Editor. The staff of the Publishing Office must alert the Editor or Executive Editor-in-Chief concerning any substantive changes requested by an author after acceptance of the paper, including changes in authorship or deletion or insertion of substantial amounts of material.
The Publisher accepts no responsibility for statements or opinions expressed by a contributor in any of the ASSAAR Publishing journals (either online or in print).