1. Introduction

1.1 Scope: These licensing terms apply to all authors submitting manuscripts to ZAP Journals and cover the use, distribution, and reproduction of published content.

1.2 Agreement: By submitting a manuscript to ZAP Journals, authors agree to these licensing terms.

2. Author’s Rights and Responsibilities

2.1 Author Retention of Copyright: Authors retain the copyright to their work and grant ZAP Journals the right to publish, distribute, and sublicense the manuscript.

2.2 License Grant: Authors grant ZAP Journals a non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free license to publish, reproduce, and distribute the manuscript in any medium.

3. Use and Distribution

3.1 Open Access: ZAP Journals follows an open access model, making published content freely accessible to the public.

3.2 Archiving: ZAP Journals may archive published content in perpetuity for the purpose of preservation and future access.

3.3 Third-Party Use: ZAP Journals permits third parties to share, adapt, and distribute published content, provided proper attribution is given to the original work.

4. Attribution and Citation

4.1 Attribution: Authors must be properly credited for their work. Proper citation includes acknowledgment of the original author(s), the article title, the journal name (ZAP Journals), and the publication date.

4.2 Citation Standards: Authors and users must adhere to the citation standards outlined by ZAP Journals to ensure accurate referencing.

5. Commercial Use and Derivatives

5.1 Commercial Use: ZAP Journals content may be used for commercial purposes with proper attribution to the original author(s) and the journal.

5.2 Derivative Works: Users may create derivative works based on ZAP Journals content, provided they attribute the original work and adhere to the terms of this license.

6. Ethical Considerations

6.1 Plagiarism and Misuse: Users and third parties must refrain from plagiarism, misrepresentation, or any unethical use of ZAP Journals content.

6.2 Legal Compliance: Users must comply with all applicable laws and regulations related to copyright and intellectual property rights.

7. Revisions and Updates

7.1 License Updates: ZAP Journals reserves the right to update these licensing terms. Authors and users will be notified of any changes, and continued use implies acceptance of the revised terms.

7.2 Access to Previous Versions: Previous versions of content will remain accessible under the terms in effect at the time of publication.

ZAP Journals is committed to fostering open access and collaboration in the scholarly community. These licensing terms aim to strike a balance between providing authors with due recognition and facilitating the dissemination of knowledge to a global audience. Authors and users are encouraged to familiarize themselves with these terms and contact the editorial office for any clarifications.