Journal Author Rights & Permissions

Journal Author Rights & Permissions


I. Definitions of Terms

Pre-print

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. This version is also referred to as the Initial Submission.

Post-print

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. This version does not include any copy edits, improvements, or corrections made by our editorial staff during copy editing. This version is also referred to as the Final Submission.

Publisher’s Version/PDF

The final published version of the work including any versions of the work after the Final Submission of the article. This includes any copy edits, improvements, or corrections made by our editorial staff during copy editing, and includes, use of the Common Ground typeset template, the typesetting styles, and the typeset proof. This version is also referred to as the Typeset Proof or the final published article.


II. Ownership of the Copyright

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.


III. Rights and Permissions under Terms of Traditional Publication

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 attribute the creator(s) and the publisher, including copyright terms, as indicated below in Section III, paragraph two. The author(s) and coauthor(s) may not post Publisher’s Version/PDF of the work to commercial repositories or social media sites such as academia.edu or ResearchGate. They may post the title, the abstract, and a link to the Common Ground bookstore on these or any other websites.

When attributing the creator(s) and publisher of an article under our Terms of Traditional Publication, we kindly request that the attribution include a full citation (authors, publication year, article title, journal title, volume, issue, page range, and DOI hyperlink) and acknowledge the following copyright terms: “© Common Ground Research Networks, Authors, All Rights Reserved. Permissions: support@cgnetworks.org.”


Traditional Archiving Permissions

Pre-print Archiving

The author(s) may archive Pre-print (before peer review) materials in the repository of their choice without restriction.

    • The Pre-print is allowed to be archived on any institutional repository, open or closed.
    • Archiving of the Pre-print has no embargo period.
    • Archiving of the Pre-print must be accompanied by attribution to the creator(s) and the publisher, including copyright terms, as indicated above in Section III, paragraph two.

Post-print Archiving

The author(s) may archive Post-print materials (after peer review) following these conditions:

    • The Post-print may only be archived on a closed institutional repository.
    • The closed institutional repository must be affiliated with the author(s) past institution(s) or present institution(s).
    • Closed institutional repositories not affiliated with the author(s) institution(s) are restricted from archiving by a twelve-month embargo.
    • Archiving of the Post-print must be accompanied by attribution to the creator(s) and the publisher, including copyright terms, as indicated above in Section III, paragraph two.

Publisher’s Version/PDF Archiving

The author(s) may not archive the Publisher’s Version/PDF under the terms of our Terms of Traditional Publication model.

    • The Publisher’s Version/PDF cannot be archived in any repository regardless of the repository status as open or closed, and regardless of the repository affiliation with the author(s).
    • Archiving of the Publisher’s Version/PDF is only available under the terms and permissions of Open Access Publication (located in Section IV).

Traditional Re-use Permissions

Pre-print Re-use

The author(s) may use the Pre-print (before peer review) materials on a personal website without restriction, provided proper attribution is given to the creator(s) and the publisher, including copyright terms, as indicated above in Section III, paragraph two.

Post-print Re-use

The author(s) may re-use the Post-print as follows:

    • The author(s) may re-use/republish the Post-print in a noncommercial work only if it is written or edited by the contributing author(s) and provided proper attribution is given to the creator(s) and the publisher, including copyright terms, as indicated above in Section III, paragraph two.
    • The article title, keywords, and abstract of the Post-print may appear on the website of the author(s) institution or the author(s) personal website, in these cases, the website must also provide proper attribution to the creator(s) and the publisher, including copyright terms, as indicated above in Section III, paragraph two.

Publisher’s Version/PDF Re-use

Under the terms of the Traditional Publication agreement, in no circumstances is the author permitted any re-use of the Publisher's PDF. Any and all re-use of the Publisher's PDF must be arranged through a permissions request or through a reprint agreement.

Traditional Distribution Permissions

Pre-print, Post-print, & Publisher’s Version/PDF Distribution

The author(s) may supply* the Pre-print, Post-print, or Publisher’s Version/PDF to:

    • students and/or use the article for teaching purposes.
    • a research colleague at an academic institution.
    • to authorities for institutional funding evaluations and rankings (such as the RAE).

    *only if supplied directly, void if shared via any public server or any shared database.


IV. Rights and Permissions under Terms of Open Access Publications

All scenarios listed below must adhere to the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International Public License (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0). The use of this material is not permitted for any commercial use. The use of this material is permitted for noncommercial use provided the creator(s) and publisher receive attribution. No derivatives of this version are permitted. Limited re-use of the Publisher’s Version/PDF is permitted by the author(s) of the published, open access article in specific scenarios, but only those which are noncommercial and listed below under “Open Access Re-use Permissions.”

When attributing the creator(s) and publisher of an article under our Terms of Open Access Publication, we kindly request that the attribution include a full citation (authors, publication year, article title, journal title, volume, issue, page range, and DOI hyperlink) and acknowledge the following copyright terms: “© Common Ground Research Networks, Authors, Some Rights Reserved, (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0). Permissions: support@cgnetworks.org.”


Open Access Archiving Permissions

Publisher’s Version/PDF Archiving

The author(s) may archive the Publisher’s Version/PDF in the following ways:

    • The author(s) may archive the Publisher’s version/PDF in any institutional repository, open or closed.
    • There is no embargo that prevents an author from archiving the Publisher’s version/PDF.
    • Author(s) re-use of the Publisher’s version/PDF as part of a Thesis/Dissertation can be archived in any institutional repository, open or closed, provided it is noncommercial.

Open Access Re-use Permissions

Publisher’s Version/PDF Re-use

The author(s) may re-use the Publisher’s Version/PDF in the following ways:

    • The author(s) may republish the Publisher’s version/PDF in a noncommercial book if written or edited by the contributing author(s).
    • The author(s) may re-use the Publisher’s version/PDF as part of a Thesis/Dissertation written by the contributing author(s) provided the Thesis/Dissertation is not used for any commercial purpose. The Publisher’s version/PDF, as part of a Thesis/Dissertation, can be archived in any institutional repository, open or closed, provided it is noncommercial. The Publisher’s version/PDF, as part of a Thesis/Dissertation, can be distributed via any noncommercial database, repository, or website.

Open Access Distribution Permissions

Publisher’s Version/PDF Distribution

The author(s) may distribute the Publisher’s Version/PDF in the following ways:

    • The author(s) may supply Publisher’s version/PDF to students/use the article for teaching purposes.
    • The author(s) may supply Publisher’s version/PDF to a research colleague at an academic institution.
    • The author(s) may supply Publisher’s version/PDF to authorities for institutional funding evaluations and rankings (such as the RAE).
    • The Publisher’s version/PDF may appear on the website of the author(s) institution or on the author(s) personal website, provided its use is noncommercial.
    • The Publisher’s version/PDF may be posted on academic websites such academia.edu or ResearchGate, provided the use is noncommercial and provided that proper attribution is given to the creator(s) and the publisher, including copyright terms, as indicated above in Section IV, paragraph two.
    • Author(s) re-use of the Publisher’s version/PDF as part of a Thesis/Dissertation can be distributed via any noncommercial database, repository, or website.

V. Terms Requiring Permissions

Permissions must be acquired for the following actions:

    • Supplying any article to any commercial organization for republication, re-use, distribution, or web posting is not permitted. Permission for such uses must be arranged through a permissions request or through a reprint agreement.
    • Contributing any article to any commercial book regardless of the author or editor is not permitted. Permission for such use must be arranged through a permissions request or through a reprint agreement.

Always refer to your original publication agreement. These rights and permissions reflect the terms of our current contracts and agreements. Earlier contracts may contain additional permissions; we of course will always uphold the permissions granted in your original, individual agreement should these ever deviate from the terms listed above.

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