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March 22, 2005

Science Magazine Does Not Require Copyright Transfer, Permits Postscript Archiving

I. Does Science require copyright transfer?

"No. Authors retain copyright of their work, but must grant an exclusive publication license to Science and AAAS for their paper to be accepted for publication. Further details on this license are available here. Authors with questions about copyright transfer should contact one of the deputy editors."

Source: Does Science require copyright transfer? The Science Contributors FAQ. Science magazine web site (last viewed 22 March 2005) [FullText] [Authors FAQs FullText]

II. License to Publish: Information for Authors

"A signed License to Publish must be submitted to AAAS before a manuscript can be accepted for publicationin Science...

3. Science authors grant to AAAS exclusive rights to use and authorize use of their Work, however, they retain copyright in the Work as well as rights to make certain uses of the Work. These rights are listed in the License to Publish and may be exercised by authors without any further permission from AAAS. Once the Work has been published in Science and provided the Work's first appearance in Science is properly cited, authors may:

Reprint the Work in print collections of the author's own writings For example, the author may reprint the Work in a book consisting wholly of material written by the author. The Work's first appearance in Science must be properly cited. Written approval must be obtained in advance from AAAS by the author or publisher for use of the Work in publications that include works written by others.

Reprint the Work in print format for inclusion in a thesis or dissertation that the author writes The author may reprint the Work, in print format, with proper credit to the Work's appearance in Science, in a thesis or dissertation written by the author as part of a course of study at an educational institution. If the thesis or dissertation is to be published in electronic format, the accepted version of the Work should be used and a link to the Work on the Science website included.

Present the Work orally The Work may be read, in full or in part in front of an audience of any size. Advance written approval must be obtained from AAAS to distribute sound recordings of any such oral presentation.?

Reproduce the Work for use in courses the author is teaching (If the author is employed by an academic institution, that institution may also reproduce the Work for classroom use) The Work may be reproduced in photocopy format for distribution as stand- alone handouts or as part of a packet, or electronically for use by students enrolled in the course the author is teaching, with proper credit to the Work's first appearance in Science. If the author is employed by an academic institution, that institution may reproduce the Work as well, solely for classroom purposes, in either photocopy or electronic format, provided the Work is properly cited and provided that access to the Work is available only to students enrolled in courses offered by that institution.

Distribute photocopies of the Work to colleagues for non- commercial purposes only (providing that recipients are informed that they may not further distribute or copy the Work)Authors may distribute photocopies or download and email the Science PDF to their colleagues for their colleagues' personal use provided the recipients understand that the copy may not be further distributed or reproduced without the approval of AAAS.

Post a copy of the accepted version of the Work on the author's personal website After the article has been published in Science, authors may post the accepted version on their personal website on the condition that credit is given to the Work's appearance in the appropriate issue of Science and the reposted article includes a hyperlink to the Work on the Science web site. Authors may provide access to the Science version of their article from their website by taking advantage of our referrer linking service. Science provides one free referrer link per article, which enables free access to the article on Science Online, as well as the article's corresponding links, Supporting Online Material, and Science PDF. Information on this service will be emailed to the corresponding author a few days after the article has been published. To qualify as a personal website the site must be devoted to the author's research and owned by the author (or if the author's employer is a non- profit institution, owned by that institution).

Reuse figures and tables created by the author in future works the author writes Figures and tables may be used in any works the author writes, including print works and electronic works, without any further permission from AAAS but provided proper credit is given to their appearance in the appropriate issue of Science...

Note for authors who have published with Science under earlier agreements:

AAAS is happy to extend the same re- use rights that are granted to authors under our current agreement to all authors who have published papers previously in Science , including the right to reprint the Work in print collections of the author?s own writings, in the author?s thesis, and the right to use figures and tables in future works the author writes (see above for further explanation of these rights)..."

Source: License to Publish: Information for authors. Science magazine web site (last viewed 22 March 2005) [PDF FullText]

III. License to Publish: Grant of License form specific wording

"The following Grant of License (" License") must be signed and returned to the American Association for the Advancement of Science (" AAAS") before a manuscript can be accepted for publication...

2. Ownership of the copyright shall remain with the Author, subject to the rights granted to AAAS in paragraph 1. AAAS shall be the holder of title for purpose of registration.

3. Author also retains the non- exclusive right to use the Work in the following ways without further permission but only after publication of the Work in SCIENCE and subject to the requirement that credit be given to its first publication in the appropriate issue of SCIENCE: 1) Reprint the Work in print collections of Author's own writings; 2) Reprint the Work in print format for inclusion in a thesis or dissertation that the author writes; 3) Present the Work orally; 4) Reproduce the Work for use in courses the Author is teaching (If the author is employed by an academic institution, that institution may also reproduce the Work for course teaching); 5) Distribute photocopies of the Work to colleagues for non- commercial purposes only (providing that recipients are informed that they may not further distribute or copy the Work); 6) Post a copy of the accepted version of the Work (the accepted version of the paper before Science's and production) on the author's personal website, provided a hyperlink to the Work on the SCIENCE web copy-editing site is included; 7) Reuse figures and tables created by the Author in future works the Author writes; 8) If the Work is prepared as a work made for hire, the author's employer may make photocopies for internal use only; 9) Author may use or authorize use of Supporting Online Material associated with the Work for any purpose and in any format. 4. In order that we may preserve the commercial value of our publication, Author agrees to obtain authorization fromAAAS in advance for any uses not expressly described in paragraph 3..."

Source: License to Publish Form. Science magazine web site (last viewed 22 March 2005) [PDF FullText]

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