PrePrint Terms of Service

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Therapoid Knowledge Content Center Services Terms Of Use

Also Known as “Knowledge Uploads”


Last Modified: 20 March 2023

These Terms of Use (the “Preprint Terms”) apply to your use of the webpages and online services of Therapoid, LLC (“we”, “us” “our” or “Therapoid”) relating to Therapoid Preprint Service site located at and also known as “Knowledge Uploads” (this site, with any related pages, subpages, subdomains, and successor sites, the “Preprint Server”).

Please read these Preprint Terms (collectively with the following policies and terms, which are incorporated herein by reference, Therapoid LLC’s Privacy Policy, Terms of Service and Digital Millennium Copyright Act Policy, the “Preprint Terms of Use”) fully and carefully before using the Preprint Server and any related services, features, content platform or applications offered by Therapoid (the Preprint Server and such related services, features, content, platform or applications, the “Preprint Services”). Let us know if you have any questions. The Preprint Terms of Use set forth the legally binding terms and conditions for your use of the Preprint Services, whether you are a submitting author, a User (defined below), or merely a visitor who is browsing the Preprint Server or Preprint Services or Articles (defined below). In the event of any conflict or inconsistency between these Preprint Terms and any other policies and terms, with respect to the Preprint Site or any other subject matter of these Preprint Terms, these Preprint Terms will control.

By registering for and/or using the Preprint Server or the Preprint Services in any manner, including but not limited to visiting or browsing, you agree to the Preprint Terms of Use and all other operating rules, policies and procedures that we may publish from time to time, each of which is incorporated by reference and each of which we may update from time to time without notice to you. Be advised that your continued use of the Preprint Server and the Preprint Services constitutes your agreement to the Preprint Terms of Use and any updates. If you are using the Preprint Services on behalf of an organization, you agree to the Preprint Terms of Use on behalf of that organization.

Please note that other websites, services, features, content, platform, or applications affiliated with or offered by Therapoid may be governed by separate policies and terms. When visiting any other Therapoid website or webpage, or utilizing any other such websites, services, features, content, platform, or applications of Therapoid (including without limitation, Therapoid’ LLC Therapoid™ platform; the Therapoid™ platform is also referred to herein as the “Platform”) and other services, features, content, or applications offered by Therapoid LLC, please refer to any respective applicable terms of service, privacy policy, or other policy.

  1. Definitions.
    1. “Articles” means scientific or research articles and manuscripts and accompanying scholarly materials and research.
    2. “Content” means materials and content included, accessible, displayed or performed on the Preprint Services, including, but not limited to text, graphics, articles, photographs, images, illustrations Articles, and User Contributions.
    3. “DOI” means Digital Object Identifier.
    4. “Patient Information” means confidential patient information.
    5. “User” means any visitor to the Preprint Server, the Therapoid’ Therapoid™ scientific collaboration website (including without limitation, with related pages, subpages, subdomains, and successor sites), who possesses an Account as defined in section 2 of the Terms of Service.
    6. “User Contributions” means information, including but not limited to peer reviews, comments, and feedback, which are provided or submitted by you, other Users, or visitors, in utilizing the Preprint Services.
  2. Description. The Preprint Server is an online, open access publication platform for Articles. Perpetual access is necessary to maintain the scholarly record, and after an article is published on the Preprint Server, it is citable and therefore cannot be removed. Accordingly, Therapoid keeps a permanent record of every submission and replacement or update. Copyright in Articles and any such other submissions and replacements or updates remains with the author(s).
  3. Visitor Access. Any visitor may access the Preprint Server and the Articles and other content published or otherwise included or accessible on the Preprint Server.
  4. Article Submission. Articles may be submitted for publication on the Preprint Server in draft or final form, provided that the content is unpublished at the time of submission, and all its authors have consented to its submission for publication on the Preprint Server.
  5. Consent to Preprint Terms of Use. By using or visiting the Preprint Server, you agree to the Preprint Terms of Use. In order to submit an Article for publication, you must register for an Account as defined in section 2 of the Terms of Service. By submitting an Article, you: i) expressly consent to text mining of the Article (e.g., by search engines or researchers); and ii) certify that the Article is available under the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY-NC 4.0) (the "CCL").
  6. Discretion to Publish; Removal. Therapoid shall determine in its sole discretion whether to publish any submitted Article and reserves the right not to publish anything that does not meet its standards. Therapoid further reserves the right to identify and remove any Articles that contain plagiarized material (see also section 21) or describe experimental work that is not performed in accordance with the relevant ethical standards for research using animals or human subjects.
  7. Condition of Articles. Visitors should be aware that Articles on the Preprint Server have not been finalized by authors, may contain errors, and report information that may not be accepted or endorsed in any way by the scientific or medical community.
  8. Use of Preprint Server and Content. The Preprint Server and its contents may only be used in accordance with the Preprint Terms of Use. All Content may be protected by copyright or other proprietary rights and laws. You shall abide by all copyright notices, trademark rules, information, and restrictions contained in any Content accessed through the Preprint Services. All Articles published by Therapoid on the Preprint Server, unless otherwise indicated, are licensed by the respective authors for use and distribution by you subject to citation of the original source in accordance with the CCL. All peer reviews and user comments, unless otherwise indicated, are also licensed by their respective authors for use and distribution by you subject to citation of the original source in accordance with the CCL. Except as expressly provided in this agreement, with the exception of Content that is marked with the CCL (which may be used in accordance with the CCL), you shall not use, copy, reproduce, modify, translate, publish, broadcast, transmit, distribute, perform, upload, display, license, sell, or otherwise exploit for any purposes whatsoever any Content or third party submissions or other proprietary rights not owned by you: (i) without the express prior written consent of the respective owners, and (ii) in any way that violates any third party rights.
  9. Use of Services. The Preprint Services are protected by copyright as collective works and/or compilations, pursuant to U.S. copyright laws, international conventions, and other copyright laws. You may not modify, publish, transmit, participate in the transfer or sale of, reproduce, create derivative works based on, distribute, perform, display, or in any way exploit, any of the Content, software, or Preprint Services in whole or in part, except in accordance with the Preprint Terms of Use and the CCL, as applicable.
  10. Use of Content. Without limiting any rights available to you in Content that is subject to the CCL (which in any event, must be used in accordance with the CCL), you may download or copy Content that is available for download on the Preprint Server (and other items displayed on the Preprint Services for download), provided that you maintain all copyright and other notices contained in such Content.
  11. Linking to Preprint Server. A goal of the Preprint Server is to facilitate publication and review of scientific articles. As such, you may link to any information on the Preprint Server and its internal pages that does not require a login, on the condition that such links will not portray Therapoid or its services in a false, misleading, derogatory, or otherwise defamatory manner. However, you may not use frames or any other method to embed any Preprint Server data or content in your website. If you link to the Preprint Server, Therapoid may revoke your right to so link at any time, at Therapoid’ sole discretion.
  12. User Contributions. User Contributions may be used by Therapoid in connection with the Preprint Services and which may be visible to certain other Users or visitors. All User Contributions submitted by you are licensed by you for the use and distribution by others, including without limitation, Therapoid and other Users of and visitors to the Preprint Services, subject to the provisions of the CCL, as applicable.
  13. User Responsibility for Information. You understand that all information publicly posted or privately transmitted through the Preprint Services is the sole responsibility of the person from which such content originated and that Therapoid will not be liable for any errors or omissions in any content. You understand that Therapoid cannot guarantee the identity of any other Users or visitors with whom you may interact while using the Preprint Services. Additionally, Therapoid cannot guarantee the authenticity of any data, which Users or visitors may provide about themselves. You acknowledge that all Content accessed by you using the Preprint Services is at your own risk and you will be solely responsible for any damage or loss to any party resulting therefrom or the use thereof.
  14. External Sites and Resources. The Preprint Services may provide links to other websites or external resources. As part of the Preprint Terms of Use, you acknowledge that Therapoid is not responsible for the availability of such external sites or resources, and that Therapoid is not liable for any content, services, advertising, or materials available from such external sites or resources.
  15. Termination. We may terminate your access to all or any part of the Preprint Services at any time, as specified in and subject to section 12 of the Terms of Service.
  16. Limitation of Liability. In no event, unless required by applicable law, shall Therapoid, its employees, agents, suppliers, contractors or any other party, be liable to any User or visitor for any damages of any nature, including any general, special, incidental or consequential damages, loss, cost, claim or any expense of any kind arising out of the use, inability to access, or in connection with the use of the Preprint Server, its content and information, including, but not limited to, any errors or omissions in any Content or User Contributions, or any loss or damage of any kind incurred in connection with use of or exposure to any Content or User Contributions posted, emailed, accessed, transmitted, or otherwise made available via the Preprint Services, even if the User or visitor has been advised of the possibility of such damages.
  17. Disclaimer of Warranty. The Preprint Services and all materials and Content on the Preprint Server are provided “as is” and “as available.” Therapoid makes no warranties, expressed or implied, and hereby disclaims and negates all other warranties, including without limitation, implied warranties or conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement of intellectual property or other violation of rights with respect to the Preprint Server, any Content or User Contributions included in or accessible on the Preprint Server, or any site to which it is linked. No representations or warranties are given as to the accuracy or completeness of any information provided or accessible on the Preprint Server, or any website to which it is linked.
  18. Indemnification. You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold Therapoid, its parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, and employees harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs, made by any third party due to or arising out of your use of any Preprint Services, Content, or User Contributions (including without limitation, infringement by you or any other user of the Preprint Services using your computer, of any intellectual property or any other right of any person or entity), or any violation of this agreement.
  19. Privacy. The information we obtain through your use of this Preprint Server and the Platform, including without limitation your Registration Data (as defined in section 2 of the Terms of Service), is subject to our Privacy Policy, which is specifically incorporated by reference into these Terms.
  20. Personal Information. As part of your use of the Preprint Services and any transaction through the Preprint Server or other areas of the Platform, you may obtain personal information, including email address and other identifying information, from another Therapoid User. Without obtaining prior permission from the other User, this personal information shall only be used for communication related to Therapoid or the transaction through which you are connected to the other User. Therapoid has not granted you a license to use the information for unsolicited messages. Without limiting the foregoing, without express consent from the User, you are not licensed to add any Therapoid user to your email or physical mail list.
  21. Patient Information. The Preprint Services may allow you to disclose, transmit, store or display Patient Information. Federal and state laws, as well as ethical and licensure requirements of your profession, may impose obligations with respect to patient confidentiality that may limit the ability of physicians, and other health care providers, and persons acting on their behalf, to make use of certain Patient Information and/or to transmit certain information to third parties. You represent and warrant that you will, at all times during the use of the Services, comply with all laws directly or indirectly applicable to you that may now, or in the future, govern the use, transmission, storage and disclosure of the Patient Information, and use your best efforts to cause all persons or entities under your direction or control to comply with such laws. You are, at all times during the use of the Services and thereafter, solely responsible for obtaining and maintaining all patient consents, if applicable, and all other necessary consents or permissions required or advisable to disclose, transmit, store or display Patient Information. You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless us, our Affiliates and each of our and their respective employees, contractors, directors, suppliers and representatives for any use or display of any Patient Information provided by you to us. We reserve the right to amend or delete any content that in our discretion violates the above.
  22. Publishing Ethics. To raise complaints regarding publishing ethics issues such as plagiarism, please contact us at and for all other complaints about the use of our Site or content posted to or published on the Preprint Server, please contact us at We request that you provide a sufficiently detailed description of the basis of your complaint and your contact information in case additional information is necessary. We will then review your complaint and decide whether there has been a failure to comply with these Terms. We will inform you of the outcome of our review within a reasonable time of receiving your complaint.
  23. Entire Agreement Miscellaneous. These Preprint Terms, including without limitation the Privacy Policy and any: (i) notices, terms and items incorporated into any of them; (ii) additional terms and conditions contained on any Therapoid associated site and pertaining to particular activities or content contemplated or addressed hereunder; and (iii) our disclosures and your consents provided on or in connection with the Preprint Server or any Therapoid associated site, or any content, service or other activity; constitute the entire agreement between you and Therapoid regarding the subject matter of the foregoing (collectively, “Entire Agreement”). If any of the Preprint Terms is determined to be illegal, invalid or otherwise unenforceable by reason of the laws of any state or country in which these Preprint Terms are intended to be effective, then to the extent and within the jurisdiction which the respective Preprint Terms are illegal, invalid or unenforceable, they shall be severed and deleted from this agreement and the remaining terms and conditions shall survive, remain in full force and effect and continue to be binding and enforceable.


Notwithstanding anything in this addendum, should there be a conflict of interpretation, the main document and not this Addendum shall prevail.

The Therapoid Preprint service is freely and openly available to life science manuscript authors of the global scientific community.

We believe the free expression of scientific thought should transcend political, socioeconomic, ethnic, and linguistic borders and barriers.

We ask the community to assist us in maintaining this open service by self-policing conduct.


  1. Therapoid’s preprint service is designed for manuscripts before they are published within Open Access journals.  The author(s) have copyright to their work, however in exchange for listing the manuscript for public scrutiny on the preprint server, the author(s) agree to a Creative Commons license attribution as listed within the Therapoid Terms of Service (TOS) located at and within the Creative Commons attribution list located at
  2. The anyone in the community can nominate a submission for a Digital Object Identifier (DOI). The submission shall then be made available for community voting whereby the majority vote will prevail.  In the absence of a community vote, Therapoid’s science team will become that determining authority for the award of a DOI.
  3. The manuscript shall be tagged with one of the following Creative Commons symbols in accordance with the license the author(s) choose:
    1.  also known as “CC BY”.  “This license lets others distribute, remix, tweak, and build upon your work, even commercially, as long as they credit you for the original creation. This is the most accommodating of licenses offered. Recommended for maximum dissemination and use of licensed materials.
    2.  also known as “CC BY-SA”.  “This license lets others remix, tweak, and build upon your work even for commercial purposes, if they credit you and license their new creations under the identical terms. This license is often compared to “copyleft” free and open-source software licenses. All new works based on yours will carry the same license, so any derivatives will also allow commercial use. This is the license used by Wikipedia and is recommended for materials that would benefit from incorporating content from Wikipedia and similarly licensed projects.”
    3.  also known as “CC BY-ND”.  “This license allows for redistribution, commercial and non-commercial, as long as it is passed along unchanged and in whole, with credit to you.”
    4.  also known as “CC BY-NC”. “This license lets others remix, tweak, and build upon your work non-commercially, and although their new works must also acknowledge you and be non-commercial, they don’t have to license their derivative works on the same terms.”
    5.  also known as “CC BY-NC-SA”.  “This license lets others remix, tweak, and build upon your work non-commercially, as long as they credit you and license their new creations under the identical terms.”
    6.  also known as “CC BY-NC-ND”.  “This license is the most restrictive of our six main licenses, only allowing others to download your works and share them with others as long as they credit you, but they can’t change them in any way or use them commercially.”
    7. Those author(s) who do not choose a license shall be appointed a license by the Therapoid staff.  Such manuscript shall be annotated with the following license:
      1.  also known as “CC BY”. “This license lets others distribute, remix, tweak, and build upon your work, even commercially, as long as they credit you for the original creation. This is the most accommodating of licenses offered. Recommended for maximum dissemination and use of licensed materials.”
  4. Once a manuscript is published, unless it was listed within Therapoid prior to publication, it should not be listed within Therapoid. 
  5. Those manuscripts that are published after listing within Therapoid should be annotated with the published location.  Such annotation shall be a clearly marked manuscript with the word “PUBLISHED” across the digital rendering of the manuscript and be hyperlink to the published version within an Open Access journal.
  6. In exchange for assisting authors with gaining publications, author(s) agree to publishing those manuscripts commented upon by the scientific community (within Therapoid) to have such manuscripts only published within Open Access journals.
  7. Those manuscripts published because of listing on a preprint server, including Therapoid, should be annotated as “published” with a digital object identifier (DOI), should one not already exist, its published citation and reference location should be provided to Therapoid.
  8. By listing your manuscript before submission to peer-reviewed journals, one gains the opportunity to share knowledge long before a journal decides to accept a paper and peer-review it.  This creates a competitive environment between publishers to publish your manuscripts.
  9. Before posting your manuscript to the preprint server, the author(s) should familiarize themselves with journal policies, patent implications, and grant funder policies regarding the early dissemination of manuscripts.
  10. To those manuscripts developed within Therapoid, a log of all participation, or a “pre-Peer Review”, is embedded within the manuscript when it is freely listed in the preprint server.  This pre-Peer Review could contain comments and annotations provided by the scientific community.  Therapoid will try in a good faith effort to host and custodian such manuscripts in the spirit of positive collaboration.  Comments provided that are not in the spirit of positive collaboration and in accordance with the Therapoid Terms of Service located at could be remanded for deeper review by the Therapoid staff and could result in the comment(s) being deleted and the user commenting suspended from the Therapoid platform.
  11. Manuscripts listed within Therapoid are not peer reviewed.  Caution should be made in referencing or citing such listed manuscripts.
  12. We leave it to the scientific community to screen manuscripts for potential security risks, plagiarism, copyright violations, and
  13. When a manuscript is updated or a new version is completed, it will not replace the version current at the time on the preprint server.  Therefore, please do not upload many versions of the same manuscript as this would unduly burden the preprint server.
  14. Authors may choose to list their contact information.  Those authors who do so hold Therapoid harmless for private or publicly disclosed conversations.
  15. Manuscripts should be free of unethical and illegal content.  Therapoid reserves the right to make such a determination in accordance with its TOS.
  16. As Therapoid may gain new insights about the use of its service, we reserve the right to modify and enforce our TOS and TOU anytime.