1. Open Social Policy

1.1 «Revista Ciencias de la Vida, La Granja» is an open access journal which is entirely free for readers and authors, and favors and allows the reuse and self-archiving of articles in databases, repositories, directories and international information systems. "La Granja" does not charge to publish, that is, there is no fee or payment by the authors and access to its content is completely free. In this sense «La Granja. Revista de Ciencias de la Vida» has a Creative Common Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.  The journal is published in a double version: printed (ISSN: 1390-3799) and digital (e-ISSN: 1390-8596), in Spanish and English, each paper being identified with a DOI (Digital Object Identifier System, included in the DOAJ Open Access directory. The journal only retains the rights to publish the papers in the print and digital versions.

2. Copyright

Works that are published in this journal are subjected to the following terms:
2.1 Universidad Politécnica Salesiana (RUC: 0190151530001) retains the proprietary rights (copyright) of published works, and favors and allows the reuse of the papers under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 4.0 Ecuador license. The articles may be copied, used, disseminated, transmitted and presented publicly, provided that:

(a) Authorship and the original source of publication (journal, editorial, and URL of the work) are credited.
(b) Articles will not be used for commercial purposes.
(c) The existence and specifications of this license are mentioned.
2.2 Every item has its DOI number, for example: Navarrete, Bernardo, Oswaldo Valarezo, Ernesto Cañarte y Ramón Solórzano. 2017. Efecto del nim (Azadirachta indica Juss.) sobre Bemisia tabaci Gennadius (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae) y controladores biológicos en el cultivo del melón Cucumis melo L. La Granja: Revista de Ciencias de la Vida. Vol. 25(1):33-4. https://doi.org/10.17163/ret.n12.2016.05

3. Open Access Policy
3.1 «Revista Ciencias de la Vida, La Granja» is an open access journal.
3.2 Conditions of self-archiving: authors can reuse the published works, i.e. archived post-print (or the final version after peer-review or the PDF version of the editor), for non-commercial purposes, including the deposits in institutional, thematic repositories or personal web pages.

4. The Rights of the Readers

4.1Readers have the right to read all our articles for free once published. This journal does not have any economic charge for the publication or for access to the material.

5.  Automatic publication

5.1 The articles of «Revista Ciencias de la Vida, La Granja» are available in reliable third-party repositories (i.e Redalyc, Latindex, institutional repositories…) immediately after their publication.

6. Archive

6.1 This journal uses different national and international repositories that host publications: Redalyc, Latindex, Dialnet, REDIB... The Portico and Universidad Politécnica Salesiana institutional repository digital files to warrant indexing.

7. Readability on machines 

7.1 The complete text, metadata, and citations of articles can be tracked and accessed with permission. Our open social policy also allows the readability of the files and their metadata, facilitating interoperability under OAI-PMH protocol of open data and open source. Files from full-length publications and their article are available in open HTML, XML, PDF, E-Pub and ISSUU formats.