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Research Repository Guidelines

Terms of Use


These terms of use refer to the official website of Research Repository of Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU, we, us), which is accessible via the address and it’s variations (Website). By using or contributing to the Website, you accept and agree to these Terms of use. If you do not agree to be legally bound by these Terms of use, please leave the Website immediately. Your continued access and use of the Website will amount to acceptance of these Terms of use.

XJTLU reserves a right to modify the Terms of Use from time-to-time without advance notice. Any modifications to the Terms of Use shall become effective immediately upon posting. By making use of Research Repository after such modification, you are agreeing to the modified Terms of use then in effect. Accordingly, you should review these Terms of use on a regular basis to ensure that you are aware of any changes made.

Copyright and Other Intellectual Property

The Website contains copyright material, trade names and marks and other proprietary information, including, but not limited to, text, software, photos and graphics, and may in future include video, music and sound (collectively, the ‘Content’). The Content is protected by copyright law, registered and unregistered trademarks, database rights and other intellectual property rights. We or others own the copyright and other rights in the Website and the Content. You may use the Website and the Content only in the manner and for the purposes specified in these Terms of Use.


Research Repository aims to provide stable, long-term public access to digital content produced by members of XJTLU. By default, the Website and its Content are available to the general public worldwide for free.

From time to time, we may restrict access to some parts of the Website, or the entire Website, to users. We reserve the right to withdraw or amend the service we provide on the Website without notice. We will not be liable if for any reason the Website is unavailable at any time or for any period.

Links to Other Sites

Links on the Website to third-party websites are provided solely as a convenience to you. We do not approve or endorse the content of linked third-party sites, and you agree that we will have no responsibility or liability in connection with your use of any linked third-party sites.

Fair Use

Users may access and use the Website and its Content solely for personal, non-commercial educational purposes consistent with these Terms of use. 

You may use, download, distribute, and display Content for:

  • personal study
  • teaching (including distribution of copies to students and use in course packs and courseware programs)
  • research and scholarship (including computational research uses such as data-mining and text-mining)
  • provision of value-added services (including full-text searching, cross-referencing, and citation extraction)

You may not:

  • sell or charge any Content on the Website
  • make any translation, adaptation, or other derivative work of an item of Content
  • bulk download or systematic download/print any Content on the Website
  • approach the Website or any Content illegally

In the event of any permitted copying, redistribution or publication of copyright material, no changes in or deletion of author attribution, trademark legend or copyright notice shall be made. You acknowledge that you do not acquire any ownership rights by downloading copyright material.