Terms of Service

These Terms of Service (“Terms”) apply to the lifescienceeditors.org website (“Site”) and any products, information, or other services that are offered through the Site (cumulatively the “Service”). By using the Site and/or the Service, you accept and agree to be bound by these Terms. If you do not accept these Terms, do not use the Site or the Service. We may change these Terms at our discretion, which will be posted to this site so you should review them on a regular basis.

About us

The Site and the Service are operated by the non-profit (501c3) organization Life Science Editors Foundation, (“Life Science Editors Foundation”, “us”, “we” or “our”), with headquarters in the U.S.


We will not sell, share, or rent your personal information to any third party. Any emails sent by Life Science Editors Foundation will only be in connection with the provision of our services.

Accessing our site

We reserve the right to withdraw or amend the Service we provide on our Site without notice. We will not be liable if for any reason parts of our Site, or our entire Site, is unavailable at any time or for any period.

Linking to our site

We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission. Where our site contains links to other sites, these links are provided for your information only. We have no control over the contents of those sites or resources, and accept no responsibility for them or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them.

Our intellectual property rights

Unless otherwise indicated, this Site, the Services and its contents are the property of Life Science Editors Foundation.

Limitation of liability

You understand and agree that neither Life Science Editors Foundation nor any third party subcontractors shall be liable for any damages relating to or resulting from your use of or inability to use this Site or the Services. We shall not be liable for any delay or failure to perform any obligation under these Terms if the delay or failure is caused by any circumstances beyond our reasonable control. Under no circumstances will the total liability of Life Science Editors Foundation or any of its third party subcontractors to you for any reason relating to your use of this Site or the Services exceed an amount equal to the fees paid by you to Life Science Editors Foundation in the twelve months preceding the event giving rise to the claim.

Your intellectual property rights

Life Science Editors Foundation and its third party subcontractors make no claims on any work submitted by you for editing and proofreading. Any draft papers and documents (“Documents”) submitted will remain your intellectual property. You represent, warrant and agree that you own all intellectual property rights in the Documents or otherwise have obtained sufficient rights to grant the rights you grant by these Terms; that nothing in the Documents will cause injury to any person or entity; that the Documents do not contain any content that (i) is libelous, defamatory, obscene, threatening, invasive of privacy or publicity rights, infringing on intellectual property rights, abusive, illegal or otherwise objectionable, (ii) may constitute or encourage a criminal offence, violate the rights of any party or otherwise give rise to liability or violate any law, (iii) may contain software viruses, Trojan horses or any other malware (iv) may adversely affect the public image, reputation or goodwill of Life Science Editors Foundation or (v) is plagiarized.

You will be responsible for making back-up and archival copies of your Documents. In no event will Life Science Editors Foundation be responsible to you or any other person for any loss, corruption or alteration of documents.


Your Document may contain information and materials of a confidential and/or proprietary nature (“Confidential Information”). We shall use the Confidential Information only for the purposes for which it was disclosed. Only Life Science Editors Foundation and its third party subcontractors will have access to author information. We value your trust and will ensure that all reasonable measures are taken to treat your Document in a secure and confidential manner. All our editors sign confidentiality agreements that prevent them from making use of or disclosing any material that is handled by them during editing.


Your use of this Site and the Services is at your sole risk. The Site and the Services are provided on an “as is” and “as available” basis. We expressly disclaim all warranties of any kind, whether express or implied.

You acknowledge that the eventual evaluation of Documents before publication will depend on third party publishers and other considerations beyond our control. We cannot be held legally responsible for papers not accepted for peer review or publication, for grants not funded, or unsatisfactory outcomes of any nature.

We cannot be held legally responsible for any expense incurred either in direct response to or as an indirect result of the editing, comments or report resulting from our Service, or any other communication with us. We do not recommend making significant decisions, such as the initiation of further experimental work, dramatic re-writing of a manuscript or the submission of Documents to a journal, solely on the basis of any communication from us. All communications arising from our Service should be viewed as opinion for consideration, not instructions that allude to specific actions. Significant decisions should be made following your careful consideration, with any necessary technical advice provided by technical specialists.

By using our Service you warrant that no part of your Documents contains content that is plagiarized. We cannot be held legally liable should any passage of text in your edited document later be identified as resulting from plagiarism.