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Terms and Conditions for Access to Archaea Online

The use of Archaea Online constitutes acceptance of these Terms and Conditions. The Publisher reserves the right to block access to Archaea Online of any user in breach of these Terms and Conditions, and reserves the right to revise these Terms and Conditions at any time.

Heron Publishing does not have an agreement with CanCopy or any other collective licensing agency. Therefore, any copying of articles from Archaea Online not in accordance with the Terms and Conditions set out here, or in the Memorandum of Agreement in the case of institutional subscribers, constitutes an infringement of copyright unless written permission for such copying has already been obtained from the Publisher.

In the case of any discrepancy between articles in the print journal and those published online, the print edition, together with any printed correction notices, constitutes the definitive version.

Permitted Uses
Individual users of Archaea Online may browse and search the online archive, retrieve and view articles, and store or print single copies of individual articles, or portions thereof, for their own personal and non-commercial use.

Prohibited Uses
Systematic downloading and printing or archiving of entire issues or volumes of Archaea Online is prohibited. Electronic copies of articles from Archaea Online must not be mounted on any electronic network, including, but not limited to, the World Wide Web. Printed or electronic copies of articles from Archaea Online may not be altered in any way and must retain the Publisher’s copyright notices. Copies may not be used for any commercial purpose whatsoever without written permission from the Publisher.

How to obtain access:

Articles accepted for publication in Archaea are published online in PDF format as they become ready for the press (see Issue in Progress). To view these files, users require Adobe Acrobat Reader, which can be downloaded free of charge from Adobe Systems, Inc.

Online access to the first volume of Archaea is unrestricted. Beginning with Volume 2, personal subscribers will be allowed password access to the entire online content of the journal. For affiliates of subscribing institutions, access will be available following activation of a free site license.

Password access to Archaea Online is available to personal subscribers subject to the condition that the subscriber will not make his or her password available to others. To gain access, subscribers should submit a personal User ID and Password either by email to or when returning the personal subscription order form.

Institutions that wish to obtain access to Archaea Online are asked to complete the Memorandum of Agreement, print it, sign it and return it to the Publisher either by fax (+250 721 9924) or mail (Heron Publishing, 202-3994 Shelbourne Street, Victoria, B.C. V8N 3E2, Canada).