RPRI (Research Publication Rating and Indexing)

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Licensing and copyright are key concepts in the legal framework that governs the use of creative works. At RPRI we are always taking care for ensuring compliance with the law and respecting the rights of creators.


RPRI is a platform only to index the journals and its articles, we declared that we never published any research paper even never generated research contents anytime. At RPRI we assess the journals as per our own defined "Journal Assessment and Rating Methodology" and provide a Journal Master List with journals basic information and rating, to make search easy for users.

RPRI recommends the use of Creative Commons (CC) licenses to inform readers how published content can be used. We do not specify which license should be used, journal publisher may Select the Creative Commons License that best meets the needs of the journal, or give authors the option to choose a license for their paper.

You may not add to or adapt the terms of a Creative Commons license. This means you cannot impose restrictions on authors or users that conflict with the provisions of the license. Creative Commons licenses state clearly that "For the avoidance of doubt, where Exceptions and Limitations apply to Your use, this Public License does not apply". In some cases, we will accept a publisher's own license if it is broadly equivalent to one of the Creative Commons licenses.

We are committed to respecting the intellectual property rights of others and ensuring compliance with copyright laws and licensing agreements. Some contents displayed on our website includes materials created by third parties, and we adhere to the following guidelines:

1. Use of Third-Party Content: We display content such as research articles, posters, etc. are either in the public domain, licensed for our use, or used under fair use principles. We ensure that all third-party contents displayed on our website are used with proper authorization or under licenses that permit such use.
2. Attribution and Licensing: We provide appropriate attribution to the original creators of the content as required by the specific licenses under which the content is used. When displaying licensed content, we include links or references to the original source and the terms of the license.
3. Content Removal Requests: If you are a copyright holder and found that your content has been used inappropriately on our website, please contact us with details of your concern. We will promptly review the request and take appropriate action, including the removal of the content if necessary.


The initial copyright of a paper is held by the authors (or their employer, in some instances). When publishing that paper, the copyright may continue to be held by the author, or can be licensed or transferred to the publisher. RPRI recommends that journals allow authors to retain the copyright of their papers without restrictions. Authors will then grant the publisher the right of first publication, and other non-exclusive publishing rights. Even when the author retains copyright, restrictions may sometimes be imposed by the publisher:

1. The publisher requires exclusive publishing rights. This means that the author no longer holds copyright without restrictions.
2. The publisher requires a transfer or exclusive license of commercial rights. This means the author no longer holds copyright without restrictions.
3. Copyright terms must not contradict the licensing terms or the terms of the open access policy. “All rights reserved” is never appropriate for open access content."Fair use" is not open access and we do not accept journals with these restrictions.