JournalMap and JournalMap API Terms of Use

By using JournalMap or the JournalMap APIs, you agree to the terms below. If you disagree with any of these terms, JournalMap does not grant you a license to use the website or APIs. We reserve the right to update and change these terms from time to time without notice. You can always find the most recent version of these terms on this page. https://www.journalmap.org/terms-of-use.

Your license to JournalMap and its APIs under these terms continues until it is terminated by either party. You may terminate the license by discontinuing use of the website and all or any of the JournalMap APIs. JournalMap may terminate the license at any time for any reason. Your rights to use JournalMap or the JournalMap APIs terminate automatically if (i) you violate any of these terms, (ii) JournalMap publicly posts a written notice of termination on journalmap.org, (iii) JournalMap sends a written notice of termination to you, or (iv) JournalMap disables access to the JournalMap APIs to you.

1. Licensed Uses and Restrictions

The JournalMap website and APIs are owned by The Other Firm, LLC and are licensed to you on a worldwide (except as limited below), non-exclusive, non- sublicenseable basis on the terms and conditions set forth herein. These terms define legal use of the JournalMap website and APIs, all updates, revisions, substitutions, and any copies of the JournalMap APIs made by or for you. JournalMap distributes only publically available citation information and metadata or location information and attributes that have been entered into JournalMap’s database. Copyrighted information displayed on JournalMap is by permission. All rights not expressly granted to you are reserved by JournalMap.

Article locations in JournalMap were taken from information published in the article itself. We try to stay as true to the published information as possible. Occasionally incorrect or poorly-formatted location information in a study or an error in entering an article into JournalMap results in an improperly located article. We value the quality and integrity of the article location data in JournalMap. If you encounter improperly located articles or suspect location information in JournalMap, please notify us so that we can fix it as quickly as possible.

While we work hard to ensure that articles are geolocated correctly, we make no warranty as to the accuracy of the data in JournalMap or its fitness for any particular purpose (see Section 7 below). We also do not assume any liability for any errors, omissions, or inaccuracies in the information provided regardless of the cause of such or for any decision made, action taken, or action not taken by the user in reliance upon any data provided by JournalMap (see Section 8 below).

Use of the JournalMap website, data and services assumes that you understand and agree with the information provided in these terms of use.

a. You shall:

  1. Comply with the JournalMap Terms of Use at https://www.journalmap.org/terms-of-use
  2. Comply with the terms of the Creative Commons license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/deed.en_US) under which JournalMap’s data are made available. Guidelines for attribution are below.
  3. Access the JournalMap API only through an API Key assigned to your individual user account and project.
  4. Provide a link back to JournalMap for any use or display of data from JournalMap through the API.
  5. Disclose in your application through a privacy policy or otherwise displayed in the footer of each page, how you collect, use, store, and disclose data collected from visitors, including, where applicable, that third parties (including advertisers) may serve content and/or advertisements and collect information directly from visitors and may place or recognize cookies on visitors' browsers.

b. You shall not:

  1. Use JournalMap data or APIs for any application that replicates or attempts to replace the essential functions, purpose or user experience of JournalMap.org.
  2. Attempt to cloak or conceal your identity or your application's identity when requesting authorization to use JournalMap data or APIs.
  3. Use JournalMap data or APIs for any application that constitutes, promotes or is used in connection with spyware, adware, other malicious programs or code.
  4. Use JournalMap data or APIs in any manner or for any purpose that violates any law or regulation, any right of any person, including but not limited to intellectual property rights, rights of privacy, or rights of personality.
  5. Use JournalMap data or APIs in a manner that adversely impacts the stability or performance of JournalMap.org servers or adversely impacts the behavior of other applications using the JournalMap APIs.
  6. Sell, lease, or sublicense JournalMap data or APIs or access thereto or derive revenues from the use or provision of JournalMap data or APIs, whether for direct commercial or monetary gain or otherwise, except as set forth below.

2. Commercial Use

a. Rules and Restrictions

If the primary purpose of your application is to derive revenue, it is considered a commercial application. JournalMap reserves the right to evaluate the nature of your application at the time that you apply for the license. JournalMap may also monitor your site or application over time to ensure continued compliance with the appropriate use of an API key.

If you're in doubt about whether your application is commercial, here are a few common examples of commercial use that may provide you some guidance:

  • Users are charged a fee for your product or service, which includes some sort of integration using the JournalMap APIs.
  • You sell services to JournalMap users and use the APIs to bring users' JournalMap content into your service.
  • Your site is a "destination" site that uses JournalMap data to drive traffic and generate revenue.

b. Application for a Commercial API Key

If you want to apply for a commercial API key, go to the following form to see what information you need to provide: https://www.journalmap.org/developer/documentation/1-0.You can't be too specific about your intended use of the JournalMap Commercial API! Lack of specificity or supporting information could delay your application indefinitely. When in doubt, it's always better to include more detail about your application. Please note that in some cases we may grant your request for a commercial API key subject to your payment of fees, such as to help cover infrastructure costs.

3. Attribution

Use of the API to access data for analysis or display shall include an attribution of JournalMap as the source of the data. See Creative Commons for more information on and examples of appropriate attribution. Attribution of JournalMap shall also follow these guidelines:

  • Use of JournalMap data in a website shall include a link back to JournalMap.org.
  • You shall not use "JournalMap" in the hostname of your application or any URLs, e.g. JournalMap.mydomain.com.
  • You shall place the following notice prominently on your application: "This product uses the JournalMap API but is not endorsed or certified by JournalMap."
  • You may not use the JournalMap logo without specific written permission from JournalMap. If approved, any use of the JournalMap logo in your application shall be less prominent than the logo or mark that primarily describes the application and your use of the JournalMap logo shall not imply any endorsement by JournalMap.

4. Ownership and Relationship of Parties

The JournalMap website and APIs may be protected by copyrights, trademarks, service marks, international treaties, and/or other proprietary rights and laws of the U.S. and other countries. JournalMap’s rights apply to the JournalMap website, APIs and all output and executables of the JournalMap APIs, excluding any software components developed by you which do not themselves incorporate the JournalMap APIs or any output or executables of the JournalMap APIs. You agree to abide by all applicable proprietary rights laws and other laws, as well as any additional copyright notices or restrictions contained in these terms. JournalMap owns all rights, title, and interest in and to the JournalMap website and APIs. These terms grant you no right, title, or interest in any intellectual property owned or licensed by JournalMap, including (but not limited to) the JournalMap website, APIs and JournalMap trademarks.

5. Support

JournalMap may elect to provide you with support or modifications for the JournalMap APIs (collectively, "Support"), in its sole discretion, and may terminate such Support at any time without notice to you. JournalMap may change, suspend, or discontinue any aspect of the JournalMap APIs at any time, including the availability of any JournalMap APIs. JournalMap may also impose limits on certain features and services or restrict your access to parts or all of the JournalMap APIs or the JournalMap Web site without notice or liability.

6. Fees and Payments

JournalMap is committed to free and open access to our APIs for most non-commercial purposes. However, providing the APIs does have real costs for JournalMap. For uses of JournalMap APIs over a certain rate or for certain types of commercial applications, JournalMap reserves the right to charge fees for future use of or access to the JournalMap APIs.

7. Disclaimer of Any Warranty

Some features of the JournalMap website or the JournalMap APIs may be experimental and not tested in any manner. JournalMap does not represent or warrant that any JournalMap website or APIs are free of inaccuracies, errors, bugs, or interruptions, or are reliable, accurate, complete, or otherwise valid.

The JournalMap website, APIs, and data are provided "as is" with no warranty, express or implied, of any kind and JournalMap expressly disclaims any and all warranties and conditions, including, but not limited to, any implied warranty of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, availability, security, title and/or non-infringement.

Your use of the JournalMap website, APIs, or data is at your own discretion and risk, and you will be solely responsible for any damage that results from the use of any JournalMap product or service including, but not limited to, any damage to your computer system or loss of data.

8. Limitation of Liability

JournalMap shall not, under any circumstances, be liable to you for any indirect, incidental, consequential, special or exemplary damages arising out of or in connection with use of the JournalMap website, APIs, or data, whether based on breach of contract, breach of warranty, tort (including negligence, product liability or otherwise), or any other pecuniary loss, whether or not JournalMap has been advised of the possibility of such damages. Under no circumstances shall JournalMap be liable to you for any amount.

9. Exclusions and Limitations

Some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion of certain warranties or the limitation or exclusion of liability for incidental or consequential damages. Accordingly, some of the above limitations of sections 7 and 8 may not apply to you.

10. Release and Waiver

To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, you hereby release and waive all claims against JournalMap, and its subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, agents, licensors, co-branders or other partners, and employees from any and all liability for claims, damages (actual and/or consequential), costs and expenses (including litigation costs and attorneys' fees) of every kind and nature, arising from or in any way related to your use of JournalMap APIs. If you are a California resident, you waive your rights under California Civil Code § 1542, which states, "A general release does not extend to claims which the creditor does not know or suspect to exist in his favor at the time of executing the release, which if known by him must have materially affected his settlement with the debtor." You understand that any fact relating to any matter covered by this release may be found to be other than now believed to be true and you accept and assume the risk of such possible differences in fact. In addition, you expressly waive and relinquish any and all rights and benefits which you may have under any other state or federal statute or common law principle of similar effect, to the fullest extent permitted by law.

11. Hold Harmless and Indemnity

To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, you agree to hold harmless and indemnify JournalMap and its subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, agents, licensors, co-branders or other partners, and employees from and against any third party claim arising from or in any way related to your use of the JournalMap website, APIs, or data, including any liability or expense arising from all claims, losses, damages (actual and/or consequential), suits, judgments, litigation costs and attorneys' fees, of every kind and nature. JournalMap shall use good faith efforts to provide you with written notice of such claim, suit or action.

12. General Terms

  1. Relationship of the Parties. Notwithstanding any provision hereof, for all purposes of the Terms of Use, you and JournalMap shall be and act independently and not as partner, joint venturer, agent, employee or employer of the other. You shall not have any authority to assume or create any obligation for or on behalf of JournalMap, express or implied, and you shall not attempt to bind JournalMap to any contract.
  2. Invalidity of Specific Terms. If any provision of the Terms of Use is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should endeavor to give effect to the parties' intentions as reflected in the provision and the other provisions of such documents remain in full force and effect.
  3. Location of Lawsuit and Choice of Law. The Terms of Use and the relationship between you and JournalMap shall be governed by the laws of the State of Oregon. You and JournalMap agree that jurisdiction of litigation shall be within Multnomah County, Oregon.
  4. No Waiver of Rights by JournalMap. JournalMap’s failure to exercise or enforce any right or provision of the Terms of Use shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision.
  5. Miscellaneous. The section headings and subheadings contained in this agreement are included for convenience only, and shall not limit or otherwise affect the terms of the Terms of Use. Any construction or interpretation to be made of the Terms of Use shall not be construed against the drafter. The Terms of Use constitute the entire agreement between JournalMap and you with respect to the subject matter hereof.