Terms and Conditions, and Publishing Policy
Terms and Conditions
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As an imprint of Wild Migration, Stormbird Press only publishes fiction and nonfiction with an environmental theme (eco-literature). Our titles all communicate reverence for wildlife, nature, and Earth. We will not accept any titles that do not meet this criteria.
Authors submitting work to Stormbird Press do so on the understanding if it is discovered that basic principles of appropriate authorship have not been adhered to (ie serious errors within the work, defamatory statements, incorrect reference material, misleading information etc), action will be taken following the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) guidelines and may result in one of the following Correction notices being attached to the work.
Erratum: This generally refers to a production error, which has been introduced during the publication process. If an erratum is issued, it will appear in all future printed copies of the title.
Corrigendum: This generally refers to an author error or oversight, prior to the title publication. If a corrigendum is issued, it will appear in all future printed copies of the title.
Retraction notice: A retraction notice will be issued in serious cases of ethical misconduct (defamatory statements, incorrect reference material, misleading information etc) or where the title is seriously flawed or misleading. Stormbird Press follows the COPE guidelines for retracting work. The author(s) will be encouraged to assist in the investigation. If a title is withdrawn and a retraction is published, the notice will officially replace the original publication on the website for the period of one year. Indexing and abstracting services will be formally notified.
Expression of concern: In cases where a conclusion is unclear or where we are unable to make a fair decision due to conflicts of interest or lack of information, we will publish an expression of concern associated with the title. An expression of concern will appear on the Stormbird Press website. For legal reasons or when a title or chapter forms evidence in an independent hearing Stormbird Press may not be able to take action until all matters have been fully resolved. Stormbird Press reserves the right to not proceed with a case if the complainant presents a false name or affiliation or acts in an inappropriate or threatening manner towards Stormbird Press editors and staff.
Plagiarism is the unattributed appropriation of someone else’s published work as an author’s own, or more commonly, the re-use of chunks of text from published work by the same author(s) (self-plagiarism). Stormbird Press requires that all submitted manuscripts are original and all authors agree to these terms upon contract acceptance. It is only acceptable for work to be repeated if it leads to different or new conclusions or for comparisons with new information. In all cases, it is important to reference the previously published work. If any element of the work has been published previously, authors must ensure that this work is fully referenced and state it at the point of submission so that the Editor may make a fully-informed decision.
If inaccurate, unsubstantiated or emotive statements are made about real organizations or real people in a submitted manuscript, Stormbird Press reserves the right to request changes to the text from the author or to reject the title prior to publication. Critiques and reviews of products and services are acceptable but comments must be constructive and must not be made maliciously. If statements have been made in a work that is published by Stormbird Press and they are found to be defamatory, the title will be withdrawn and a retraction notice will be published.