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Terms and conditions

1. Scope

1.1 These Business Terms and Conditions apply to the purchase of contracts concluded through the website of and all subdomains (hereinafter referred to as “Website”) or through related e-mail communication, and to all related services provided by Comos S.A, Aigaiou 10, Marousi 15122, Greece owner of the Global NEST journal and CEST series – Conference on Environmental Science and technology (hereinafter referred to as “COSMOS”).

1.2 Any user of the website or buyer of services shall be referred to as “Customer” throughout these Terms and Conditions.

1.3 Any business terms by the Customer which diverge from these Terms and Conditions shall not apply, unless expressly confirmed by COSMOS in written form.

2. Offering of COSMOS - Global NEST journal

COSMOS - GLOBAL NEST JOURNAL offers scientific publication and editorial services, which can be ordered by the Customer through the Website.

3. Ordering and Purchasing of Services from COSMOS

3.1 To order a publication service through the Website, the Customer must first register with the Website.

3.2 The requirements for registering with the Website are that the Customer is of full age and has full legal capacity.

3.3 The Customer asks for contracting publication and editorial services with COSMOS the moment she/he submits an original scientific article (“Article”) for evaluation through peer-review and possible publication by COSMOS.

3.4 The Customer agrees to support open access publishing, COSMOS will allow unlimited access to his/her published paper. In addition, the Customer agrees to the article processing charge (APC) and is bound to pay the APC after acceptance of the paper for publication.

3.5 When purchasing services from COSMOS, the Customer has the following cancellation right: The Customer can withdraw her/his Article and cancel the declared intention to conclude the contract any time during the evaluation (peer-review) of the Article. Once the Article is accepted for publication, it may no longer be withdrawn by the Customer. Any benefits or interests received by the Customer up to the cancellation must be restituted to COSMOS

3.6 When offering services to the Customer, COSMOS has the following cancellation right: COSMOS may turn down or reject the Article anytime without specifying any reason and thus cancel the conclusion of the contract. After the cancellation through COSMOS, both parties are freed from any previous commitments of these Terms and Conditions. The customer shall be fully refunded if any service fees were already paid before the cancellation of the contract.

3.7 In case a Customer pays more than invoiced by COSMOS, any bank or transaction charges will be deduced from a partial refund of the overpaid amount.

3.8 Once an article is published, COSMOS will refund authors in exceptional circumstances only and a decision will be made on a case-by-case basis.

4. Manuscript and Copyright Issues 

4.1 If material from other publications is reproduced in your manuscript, please provide proof that you have obtained the necessary copyright permission.

4.2 Your manuscript is accepted for processing on the understanding that it has not been published elsewhere (or submitted to another journal). Exceptions to this rule are papers containing material disclosed at conferences, still it is author’s responsibility to inform the editor-in-chief if this is the case. For papers with multiple authors, please also confirm that all authors are familiar with, and agree with, the contents of the manuscript. We reserve the right to contact all authors to confirm this in case of doubt. Please provide e-mail addresses for all authors and at least one institutional email address for one of the co-authors, and specify the name, address and E-mail for invoicing purposes.

4.3 This article, if accepted, will be an open and free access article distributed by the website of Global NEST Journal and the related indexing services where the Global NEST Journal has been included.

4.3 Upon acceptance for publication, terms and conditions regarding the copyright are described in detail in the copyright agreement, which is transferred online by the authors before the payment of the APC. It is effective upon acceptance for publication, copyright (including all rights there under and the right to obtain copyright registration in the name of the publisher, whether separately or as a part of a journal issue or otherwise) in the above article and any modifications of it by the author(s) is hereby transferred throughout the world and for the full term and all extensions and renewals thereof, to:

Global NEST Journal

This transfer includes the right to adapt the article for use in conjunction with computer systems and programs, including reproduction or publication in machine-readable form and incorporation in retrieval systems.

5. Prices, Terms of Payment

5.1 Prices are stated at the following page: The applicable price for the publication service regarding an accepted Article is 200 euros.

5.2 Payments to COSMOS S.A. are processed through the eCommerce service provided by AlphaBank Greece. We are accepting Credit card payments and bank transfers.

5.3 Payment confirmation is sent by e-mail to the payment contact person provided by the Customer soon after acceptance of the payment has been processed by the bank. Invoices are issued 5-10 days after the payment has been confirmed.

5.4 In case the Customer requires a Pro-invoice, he/she should indicate it while filling out the billing information.

6. Contract Document

COSMOS makes no provision for a separate contract document based on these Terms and Conditions. However, the Customer may check at any time the ordered services and status of the Article through her/his personal account on the Website.

7. Miscellaneous

7.1 Athens, Greece shall be the place of jurisdiction for all legal disputes arising of these Terms and Conditions, even if the Customer has her/his domicile outside of Greece.

7.2 If any provisions of the Terms and Conditions should be found invalid, this shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions. In any such case, the contracting parties shall negotiate on the invalid clause to substitute by a valid arrangement as close as possible to the original provision.

7.4 COSMOS reserves the right to change these Terms and Conditions at any time by posting changes to this page of the website without prior notice. Please check these Terms and Conditions periodically for any modifications. Your continued use of any Service following the posting of any changes will mean that you have accepted and agreed to the changes.



These Terms and Conditions were last updated on 31 January 2019.