Author Copyright Agreement
License to Publish
In order to publish your article we need your agreement. Please take a moment to read the terms of this license.
By submitting your article to one of our books or journals (henceforth ‘publications’), you and all co-authors of your submission agree to the terms of this license. You do not need to fill out a copyright form for confirmation.
By submitting your article to one of our publications you grant us (the publisher) the exclusive right to both reproduce and/or distribute your article (including the abstract) throughout the world in electronic, printed or any other medium, and to authorize others (including Reproduction Rights Organizations such as the Copyright Licensing Agency and the Copyright Clearance Center, and other document distributors) to do the same. You agree that we may publish your article, and that we may sell or distribute it, on its own, or with other related material.
By submitting your article for publication to one of our publications, you promise that the article is your original work, has not previously been published, and is not currently under consideration by another publication. You also promise that the article does not, to the best of your knowledge, contain anything that is libellous, illegal or infringes anyone’s copyright or other rights. If the article contains material that is someone else’s copyright, you promise that you have obtained the unrestricted permission of the copyright owner to use the material and that the material is clearly identified and acknowledged in the text.
We promise that we will respect your rights as the author(s). That is, we will make sure that your name(s) is/are always clearly associated with the article and, while you do allow us to make necessary editorial changes, we will not make any substantial alterations to your article without consulting you.
Copyright remains yours, and we will acknowledge this in the copyright line that appears on your article. You also retain the right to use your own article in the following ways, as long as you do not sell it in ways that would conflict directly with our efforts to disseminate it. Acknowledgement of the published original must be made in standard bibliographic citation form.
- You are free to use the manuscript version of your article for internal, educational or other purposes of your own institution, company or funding agency;
- You may use the article, in whole or in part, as the basis for your own further publications or spoken presentations;
- For a fee you can order a full text PDF file of the published version of your article, including the right to post this PDF file on your personal, your institute’s, company’s or funding agency’s website and in their repository. However, you are not allowed to store it in any other repository. You may order this right together with the final published PDF version of your article using the Order Form supplied with the proofs, or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.