A full explanation of rights and permissions for our published journal authors, including details about reprinting and archiving.
A draft of an academic article before it has been submitted for peer review or other quality assurance procedure as part of the publication process (Initial Submission; Version 1).
A version of an academic article after completion of peer review or other quality assurance procedure including any revisions made as a result of the peer review or quality assurance procedures as part of the publication process (Final Submission; Version 2).
The final published version of the work including any typeset proofs, use of the Common Ground Research Networks' typesetting template, or use of the template styles (Typeset Version; Version 3).
Any previously binding agreements with an agency, your employer, or any other commissioning party hold precedence over the author’s copyright from Common Ground Research Networks and are equally bound to the same copyright limitations as the author(s) as specified in the Publishing Agreement.
Under the traditional publishing agreement option, the author(s) grant Common Ground Research Networks an exclusive international license to publish the work in all formats. Publication by any entity other than Common Ground Research Networks must be pre-approved through a reprint agreement with Common Ground Research Networks. The author(s) may make complimentary electronic or printed copies of the work for classes that they teach. They may archive a Pre-print without any restriction. The author(s) may also archive a Post-print version of the work to a closed, institution-only repository. In all cases, the work must be accompanied by a full citation. The author(s) and coauthor(s) may not post Publisher’s Version/PDF of the work to commercial repositories such as academia.edu or ResearchGate. They may post the title, the abstract, and a link to the Common Ground Research Networks' bookstore on these or any other websites.
Author(s) may archive Pre-print (before peer review) materials in the repository of their choice without restriction.
Author(s) may archive Post-print materials (after peer review) following these conditions:
Publisher’s Version/PDF Archiving
Author(s) may not archive Publisher’s Version/PDF materials under the "Traditional" Archiving permissions.
Under the Common Ground Research Networks open access option, works are made freely available in electronic format in Common Ground Research Networks' online bookstore. Authors may reproduce and distribute the work in any noncommercial format, provided the original work is properly cited. The open access option does not include publication in any commercial format; commercial use must be preapproved through a reprint agreement with Common Ground Research Networks.
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If you have written your work yourself, or with coauthors, and you have not been commissioned to write the work by someone else (either by a government agency, your employer, or any other party) you (and any coauthors) will hold the copyright to your work’s content.
This is only allowed if the work has been made open access using our Hybrid Open Access option. Permissions information about Hybrid Open Access, can be found in Section IV. Rights under Terms of "Open Access" Publication.
Yes, please see Section III of the Rights and Permissions.
With an exclusive license you retain copyright. Your work is credited as © The Author(s) but you license the control of all rights exclusively to Common Ground Research Networks. This means that all licensing requests including permissions are managed by Common Ground Research Networks.
If there is more than one author of this work, we request that you, as the nominated author, accept the Publishing Agreement on behalf of all coauthors. You must ensure that you have their consent to submit the work for publication and that you have the right to sign the Publishing Agreement on their behalf. Or, if they prefer, you may all sign one copy of the form before returning it.
Common Ground Research Networks seeks to bring your article to the widest possible readership. An exclusive license helps ensure adequate protection against infringement of copyright protected material through breach of copyright or piracy anywhere in the world. It also ensures that requests by third parties to reprint or reproduce all or part of a work in any format are handled efficiently in accordance with general policy which encourages dissemination of knowledge inside the framework of copyright.
Yes, so long as it follows “fair use” or “fair dealing” guidelines. The author(s) must ensure it does not infringe on anyone else’s copyright.
Yes, you may submit the Publisher's version/PDF (Typeset Version; Version 3) of your article to authorities for institutional funding, evaluations, and rankings.
It is important to check the Publishing Agreement to establish your rights as author. Common Ground Research Networks' standard policies allow the following re-use rights: you may deposit the Pre-print version in any repository or on your own personal website (Version 1); you may not submit your work for publication consideration to another publisher unless your article has been rejected or withdrawn from Common Ground Research Networks; once the work has been accepted for publication (Version 2), you may post the title, abstract, and a link to the Common Ground Research Networks bookstore on any personal website. You may also post the accepted version to a closed, institution-only repository (Version 2); until twelve months after publication, you may not deposit the accepted version (Version 2) of the work into the repository of an institution that is not your own; you may use the Publisher’s Version/PDF (Version 3) for your own teaching needs or to supply on an individual basis to research colleagues, provided that such supply is not for commercial purposes; you may use the Post-print (Version 2) in a noncommercial book authored or edited by you at any time after publication in the journal. This does not apply to cases where you are contributing a chapter to a book authored or edited by someone else; you may not post the Publisher’s Version/PDF (Version 3) on a website or in a repository unless the work has been made open access using our Hybrid Open Access option; when posting or re-using the article, you must provide a link to the appropriate DOI, if applicable, for the published version of the article or link to the Common Ground Research Networks bookstore; if your re-use is not already covered by our standard re-use policy, you can request permission by following the instructions on our Rights and Permissions Page.