94 · Representative Documents: Author’s Rights
Author’s Rights
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rights are retained by the author
Cambridge University Press, American
Political Science Association (Copyright
Agreement): exclusive copyright is
transferred to the publisher
Blackwell Publishing, Society for
Applied Philosophy (Exclusive License
Form): exclusive copyright is
transferred to the publisher
Elsevier (Sample Copyright Transfer
Agreement): copyright is transferred but
some rights are retained by the author
Nature Publishing (License to Publish):
allows copyright to remain with the
London Mathematical Society
(Publication Agreement): allows
copyright to remain with the author
Public Library of Science (PLoS) (Open
Access License): author retains
copyright under Creative Commons
Rockefeller University Press, Journal of
Experimental Medicine (Copyright
Policy/Provisional License to Publish):
author retains copyright under Creative
Commons license
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