Open Access Publishing Terms and Conditions


Interpretative provisions

Supplier: Akadémiai Kiadó Zrt. (location: 1117 Budapest, Budafoki út 187–189. A/III., address: 1117 Budapest, Budafoki út 187–189. A/III., registry number: 01-10-043151, registered by the Registry Court of Budapest)

Customer: natural or legal person, or other organisation without legal entity who is registered by the Supplier on the basis of the order.

Contracting and fulfilment: after the submission of the order by the Costumer on, Supplier makes available the related article in the given journal as an open access publication, invoicing and delivery of the confirmation to the Costumer, the payment of the invoice.

Agreement: electronic agreement between the Costumer and the Supplier about the subject of the service by the acceptance of the contacting conditions of the Supplier by the Costumer on Supplier’s homepage.

Service: publishing the Customer’s article as an open access article, and the allowance for use by the Costumer on the basis of these General Agreement Conditions. The Service fee includes the price of the article processing charge of publishing his/her article according to Creative Commons CC or CC-BY.

1. Subject of the agreement

Covering the article processing charge of a publication, in a journal published by the Akadémiai Kiadó Zrt.

2. Establishment of the agreement for the order

2.1. The legal relationship between the Costumer and the Supplier comes to existence validly, as the Costumer accepts the Open Access Licensing Agreement, and it comes into effect when the Costumer pays the fee of the Service, and it appears on the account of the Supplier.

2.2. On the basis of the order, Supplier automatically confirms the order in electronic way and delivers the invoice to the Costumer.

2.3. Costumer should check the data in the confirmation of the order and announce the occurrent deviations forthwith to the Supplier in written form. If Costumer does not announce the deviations of the data until the commencement of the delivery, Supplier will take the responsibility neither for the delivery of a Service that deviates from the order or in number, nor for the delivery to an inappropriate address.

3. Fee, payment

3.1. Supplier publishes the actual valid fee of the Service on its web site (, on the basis of which Costumer is obliged to pay the fee in return of the invoice of the Supplier being delivered.

3.2. Supplier, after the order, makes out an invoice and delivers it to the Costumer.

3.4. Costumer is liable to pay the fee irrespectively of the practical user of the Service.

3.3. Supplier makes available the service for the Costumer after the fulfilment of the invoice.

3.5. In accordance with Section 58. (1) of Act CXXVII of 2007 on value added tax, the date of the fulfilment is considered to be by the Supplier the day of the fulfilment of the invoice, as the date of the payoff between the parties.

4. Warranty

4.1. Supplier excludes its responsibility for all damages that originate form inefficient or illegal use of the electronic book.

5. Reservation of right

5.1. Supplier reserves the right for changing the price of the service.

6. Refunds

6.1. If, before publication, the Supplier reasonably considers that the article should not be published, on the advice of our legal counsel, we may decline to publish the article, in which case we would refund the open access article publishing charge.

6.2. If, after publication, the Supplier reasonably considers that the article should be retracted or removed from our publication platform, for example, because of a breach in author warranties, we may retract and withdraw it, and in such case will be under no obligation to refund the open access article publishing charge.

7. Other provisions

7.1. Supplier ensures that these General Agreement Conditions are introduced to the Costumer as in the following: The effective and full text of General Agreement Conditions is disclosed also in the web page of the Supplier (, furthermore it can be applied for at the Costumer service. (in e-mail, fax or by post).

7.2. These General Agreement Conditions come to effect on 25th of September, 2015.

7.3. Costumer accepts the provisions of the General Agreement Conditions by making the contract concerning the order.

7.4. Costumer’s declaration of law in connection with the service is considered to be lawful only if it is delivered to the Costumer service in written (electronic or postal letter, fax).

7.5. With respect to matters not regulated hereunder, the effective laws of Hungary, especially the provisions of the Act IV. of 1959 on the Hungarian Civil Code and the Act LXXVI of 1999 on the literary property shall prevail.