Copyright Policy (2022-)
From 2022, articles in Plant Root are published under terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution
License (CC-BY; https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) and copyright of an article is retained by its author(s) except for materials
added by JSRR. As for articles published in or before 2021, copyright of
the articles are retained by JSRR (Please see below).
Copyright Policy (2007-2021)
for publication in Plant Root become the copyright
of the Japanese Society for Root Research (JSRR). Author(s) will
be asked to sign a Copyright Transfer Agreement. Author(s) can download
the form from our format archieve
and should submit a completed form with their manuscript by scanned image of the form to
not be published until the signed Copyright Transfer Agreement has
been received by JSRR.
After signing the Copyright Transfer Agreement, it is assumed that
authors have obtained permission to use published material described
As author(s), you retain rights for large number of author uses.
These rights are retained and permitted without the need to obtain
specific permission from JSRR.
- The right
to make copies of the article for their own personal use, including
for education and research.
- The right
to present the article at a meeting or conference, and to distribute
copies of such paper or article to the delegates attending the
- The right
to use all or part of the paper/article in personal compilations
or other scholarly publications of author's own work.
are permitted to post an electronic version of the article on
their own personal website and on free public servers in the subject
area. Do not delete the bibliographic information including the
URL of journal web site printed in the article.
in institutional repository" for the policy related to institutional
by authors should be authorized by JSRR, and authors are encouraged
to let JSRR know of any particular needs or requirements.
Root is an open access journal. Users (readers) are required
to observe the following policies:
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Root without charge. However, the copyrights of the articles
are reserved by the Japanese Society for Root Research (JSRR).
use of all or part of an article for a presentation (e.g., use
of figures in a university lecture, an oral presentation in a
symposium) is permitted as long as the source is clearly indicated
in the presentation. Use in a permanent medium (book, website,
etc.) is expressly excluded from the permitted cases.
interpersonal redistribution of an article (PDF or printout) is
permitted as long as the article remains intact without any modification.
Institutional redistribution inside the institute (for example,
from the library to an institute staff member) is also permitted.
use of materials in articles (institutional redistribution in
a database, use of a figure in a book, etc.), please make an inquiry
to the Editorial Board of Plant Root.
The JSRR may
take appropriate action if an individual or organization violates
in institutional repository
Institute or company that the author(s) belong may use a PDF copy
of the paper for nonprofit institutional web site/repository without
the need to obtain specific permission from JSRR, as long as the
PDF file remains intact without any modification.