Joan Alice Smith = JAS
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Upon submitting an article for assessment and subsequent publication in the online journal Spanish Journal of Soil Science, hereinafter, SJSS or the journal, the AUTHOR freely transfers the non-exclusive rights of public communication, reproduction, distribution, and other rights necessary for the dissemination of the article in the journal to Universia Holding, S.L., (hereinafter UNIVERSIA) and Georgetown University, for the duration of said rights, worldwide and in any language. Moreover, the AUTHOR is hereby informed and is aware that UNIVERSIA includes the journal ?and thus, his/her article? in the databases and scientific information systems (REDALYC - Red de Revistas Científicas de América Latina y el Caribe, España y Portugal-, SCIELO, ABI/INFORM of Proquest LLC, etc.) currently in existence or which may exist in the future (hereinafter, the databases), in the conditions specified by the latter at any time, which implies that, at a minimum, the holders of these databases will be able to conduct the following actions with regard to the article:

  1. To reproduce, transmit, or distribute the article, in whole or in part, in any material or digital form, currently in existence or which may exist in the future, including electronic transmission in order to search, display, or print;
  2. To reproduce and distribute the article, in whole or in part, in printed format.
  3. To translate portions of the article.
  4. To extract figures, tables, images and other graphic elements, to capture subtitles and metadata related to the article in order to search, display, or print.
  5. To authorise agents or distributors to transmit, distribute, or reproduce the article.
  6. To prepare bibliographic citations, abstracts, and indices, and to capture references related to certain parts of the article.
  7. To scan and/or save the article's images and text.

The AUTHOR guarantees that the article is unpublished and that it has not been sent to another publication simultaneously, that the exclusive rights have not been granted previously, and that publication in the journal does not violate or infringe upon the rights of third parties. In addition, the AUTHOR is responsible to Universia Holding, S.L., and Georgetown University for the authorship and originality of the article submitted for publication, as well as any damages to said entities that may arise as a result of actions, claims, or conflicts prompted by falsehoods, inaccuracies, or breach of these guarantees on the part of the AUTHOR.

The transfer of rights and the assumption of guarantees and liabilities on the part of the AUTHOR shall be governed by Spanish law. The parties will be subject to the jurisdiction and authority of Madrid's Courts and Tribunals (Province of Madrid, Spain) for all disputes and controversies that may arise therefrom. In the event of a dispute concerning the use of the article by the databases, the rules established in transferring the journal to the databases will apply.

Also, in connection with the publication of the article on the Internet, The author agrees, expressly UNIVERSIA, to publish your article in SJSS under the terms and conditions of the License Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC 3.0) Creative Commons, which are detailed in the following link:


With this notice, UNIVERSIA HOLDING, S.L., located at Avda. de Cantabria s/n - Edif. Arrecife, planta 00. 28660 Boadilla del Monte ? Madrid, with an email address of (hereinafter UNIVERSIA), informs authors who submit articles for publication in the journal Spanish Journal of Soil Science (hereinafter, "authors" and SJSS, respectively) of the personal data protection policy (hereinafter, "Personal Data") in order that said authors are fully aware of their obligations regarding the Personal Data required by UNIVERSIA when submitting an article for publication in SJSS, and the treatment thereof.

Nevertheless, the provision of the data requested in order to submit an article and the completion of the requirements in the corresponding form are mandatory to finalise the article?s publication process. UNIVERSIA reserves the right to amend this policy to reflect new legislation, jurisprudence, or industry practices.

The Personal Data collected will be automatically processed and incorporated into the corresponding digital file. Pursuant to applicable regulation, this file is registered in the General Data Protection Registry.

The author ensures that the Personal Data provided to UNIVERSIA is accurate and is responsible for communicating any changes to the same.

The automated collection and processing of Personal Data is intended to manage the editing and publication of the authors? articles in the journal SJSS, as well as to send technical, operational, and commercial information about products and services that may be of interest to the author. The automated collection and processing of Personal Data is also intended to send survey forms, to which the author is not obligated to respond.

UNIVERSIA is expressly authorised to use such data to market and promote its products and services, as well as the products and services of third parties, who shall under no circumstances have access to the data provided by the author for the purposes indicated. UNIVERSIA is expressly authorised to send marketing and publicity messages about UNIVERSIA or third-party products, services, or activities, including emails, under the terms established by art. 21 of Law 34/2002 on information society services, and services that concern academic activities, such as conferences, courses, seminars, etc., or products, services, or activities that involve research, technology, telecommunications, career opportunities and job hunting, culture, study and training support, work/project development, and leisure.

The author's permission to use his/her data for marketing and promotional purposes, and to send own or third-party marketing and publicity materials, including emails, collected in accordance with the provisions in the preceding paragraph, is directly related to the creation and maintenance of the contractual relationship established with the author upon having submitted an article for publication in SJSS.

UNIVERSIA has adopted the legally required levels of security to protect Personal Data and installs the additional technical means and measures at its disposal to prevent loss, misuse, alteration, unauthorised access, and theft of the Personal Data provided to UNIVERSIA.

Nevertheless, authors should be aware that Internet security measures are not infallible.

Authors are legally entitled to exercise their rights to access, cancellation, rectification, and opposition, by contacting UNIVERSIA in writing, accompanied by proof of identification and return address, at UNIVERSIA HOLDING, S.L., located in Ciudad Grupo Santander. Avda. de Cantabria s/n - Edif. Arrecife, planta 00. 28660 Boadilla del Monte ? Madrid. Likewise, if necessary, authors may request information about how to exercise their rights by emailing UNIVERSIA at: