Nejm Copyright Transfer Agreement

Publication is a solemn act, or at least should be. Authors, in particular, should celebrate because they passed a “resistance test” and submitted to their intellect suspected experts in their field, who carefully evaluated the manuscript and had it approved by the editor for publication. Publishers and magazines, if the task has been properly performed, should be proud to publish work that has been the subject of critical review and review. In traditional magazines, travel – which can sometimes be long, sometimes excessively like (1), and takes as much as several months, or rarer years – authors arrange to sign, or transfer their copyright, to the academic society of the magazine, or to publishers. The copyright transfer act is an act of trust in which authors trust the publisher to represent this intellectual content and disseminate it as widely as possible. It therefore makes sense that copyrights should not be transferred until a Derby manuscript has been verified and accepted by the publishers for publication. Manuscript submission processes, copyright transmission and proof corrections are increasingly automated, all of which are done through online or online filing systems. In the event of an online copyright transfer, an author cannot sign the document, but must activate a box that indicates that he accepts – on his behalf or for a group on behalf of his co-authors – the terms that are indicated in the clauses that appear online in the document on his screen at that time. Despite this natural and logical sequence of events, there are occasional magazines or publishers that require copyright to be transferred before a paper is accepted during the submission period.

From experience, most of Springer Nature`s flora science journals follow this model of copyright transfer. Carol Bischoff, principal editor of Springer in New York, confirmed this by email on April 1, 2017, stating: “Please note that it is the policy and practice of this journal and other journals published under the legal references of Springer Science – Business that the contact author executes an online copyright form after the acceptance of the manuscript. If the author decides to publish Open-Access (via Springer Open Choice), no copyright transfer is required or requested. It is also the choice of the author online after adoption.┬áRightsLink┬« Customer Support – 1-877-622-5543 (free) 1-978-777-9929 Email: customercare@copyright.com Request for copyright transfer before editorial processing, Peer review and adoption is imceptable for the above reason, namely that it makes sense to transfer copyright as soon as a manuscript has been adopted following peer review and the authors` agreement for the contract. Therefore, the transfer of copyright during the submission process and before peer review and editorial processing – whether the document is accepted or rejected – is not just a waste of time, resources and effort for authors, as this usually involves printing, signing, scanning and submitting the document, it simply makes no sense to sign on copyright at this stage of the publication process. Even if paternity does not agree with the lack of logic of this prior transfer of copyright to the journal, company or publisher, if such a clause is clearly defined in the instructions to authors (IFA), the authors have no choice but to comply with it or to submit to it elsewhere if they feel that they do not agree with the logic or ethics of that request.