Copyright, author rights, responsibilities and entitlements

In accordance with academic and professional protocols, Ivy Scientific cannot accept an article if it is not the author’s original work, has been published before, or is currently under consideration for publication elsewhere.The author must be the owner of the copyright and be entitled to sign the Author Copyright Agreement. In submitting an article, the author complies with these conditions.

If/when an article is accepted for publication, Author Copyright Agreement should be submitted by the corresponding author via the online submission system, after submitting the final accepted version of the article. Signature of the ‘corresponding author’ is accepted on behalf of all authors. Each form must list the names of all authors of the article under the title of the article at the top of the form, and must reflect the order given in the article.

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Copyright transfer

Ivy Scientific uses the Creative Commons License to Publish in order to publish your article and is wholly committed to the highest standards of publishing, founded on rigorous single-blind peer review. Ivy Scientific tries to ensure the widest possible access to the articles that we publish, to enhance the reputation of the author, the journal, its Editor and Editorial Board, and the value that we add as publisher in online form.

Copyright transfer enables us, as publisher, to reproduce articles in books, course packs, electronic reserve or for library loan. This helps authors by saving them these administrative tasks. It also enables to defend and enforce authors’ rights against plagiarism, copyright infringement and unauthorised use.

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Author entitlements

Authors can use their article for non-commercial purposes after publication in these ways:

Posting the Author’s Original* on the Author’s personal or departmental web pages and/or institutional repositories and/or subject repositories without embargo and sharing it as much as desired. For open [freely available] repositories, use the CC BY: Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivs 4.0.

Accepted Manuscript*
Internally sharing the Accepted Manuscript within their research collaboration groups only, at any point after publication
Posting the Accepted Manuscript on institutional repositories and/or subject repositories subject to an embargo of 12 months after publication
Posting the Accepted Manuscript on academic social networks or social media subject to an embargo of 24 months after publication

Posting the Version of Record* to a subject-based repository such as PubMed Central only in cases where a funding agency providing the grant for the research on which the Article is based requires this of the Author, upon condition that it shall not be accessible until after six months from Ivy Scientific’s publication date. The PDF of the VoR should not be posted anywhere else unless it has been published as Open Access. This also applies to any Author who has published with Ivy Scientific in the past;

Using the article in further research and in courses that the Author is teaching;

Incorporating the article content in other works by the Author.

In all cases, acknowledgement in the form of a full citation must be given to the journal as the original source of publication, together with a link to the journal webpage and/or DOI as soon as they are available.

*Versions of a paper defined as

Author’s Original = Author’s manuscript prior to peer review [often called a ‘preprint’]
Accepted Manuscript = Accepted version of author’s manuscript, accepted for publication, i.e. post-review, pre-typesetting. We recommend retaining this version for future posting.
Version of Record = Publisher’s version of finished article