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September 01, 2007

Neuron Information for authors allows archiving of your previously published research

Quoting Neuron information for authors:

As an author, you (or your employer or institution) may do the following:

• make copies (print or electronic) of the article for your own personal use, including for your own classroom teaching use;

• make copies and distribute such copies (including through e-mail) of the article to known research colleagues, for the personal use by such colleagues (but not for commercial purposes as described below);

• post a revised personal version of the final text (including illustrations and tables) of the article (to reflect changes made in the peer review and editing process) on your personal or your institutional website or server, with a link (through the relevant DOI) to the article as published, provided that such postings are not for commercial purposes as described below;

• present the article at a meeting or conference and to distribute copies of the article to the delegates attending such meeting;

• for your employer, if the article is a "work for hire," made within the scope of your employment, your employer may use all or part of the information in the article for other intra-company use (e.g., training);

• retain patent and trademark rights and rights to any process or procedure described in the article;

• include the article in full or in part in a thesis or dissertation (provided that this is not to be published commercially);

• use the article or any part thereof in a printed compilation of your works, such as collected writings or lecture notes (subsequent to publication of the article in the journal); and

• prepare other derivative works, to extend the article into book-length form, or to otherwise re-use portions or excerpts in other works, with full acknowledgment of its original publication in the journal.

All copies, print or electronic, or other use of the paper or article must include the appropriate bibliographic citation for the article’s publication in the journal. However you should not indicate in the citation that the version that you are reproducing or posting is the final published version as published in the journal. As an example, it may be appropriate to indicate “This paper has been submitted to [Journal] for consideration.”

Commercial purposes include: the posting by companies or their employees for use by customers (e.g., pharmaceutical companies and physician-prescribers); commercial exploitation such as associating advertising with such posting (including the linking to advertising by search engines); the charging of fees for document delivery or access; or the systematic distribution to others via e-mail lists or list servers (to parties other than known colleagues), whether for a fee or for free.

Source: Authors’ Rights. Neuron Information for authors. Last viewed 1 September 2007 [FullText]

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August 25, 2007

Nature journals allow authors to archive their research

NPG author licence policy applies to all journals published by the Nature Publishing Group (NPG), including the Nature journals.

NPG does not require authors of original (primary) research papers to assign copyright of their published contributions. Authors grant NPG an exclusive licence to publish, in return for which they can reuse their papers in their future printed work without first requiring permission from the publisher of the journal. For commissioned articles (for example, Reviews, News&Views), copyright is retained by NPG.

When a manuscript is accepted for publication in an NPG journal, authors are encouraged to submit the author's version of the accepted paper (the unedited manuscript) to their funding body's archive, for public release six months after publication. In addition, authors are encouraged to archive this version of the manuscript in their institution's repositories and on their personal websites, also six months after the original publication. Authors should cite the publication reference and DOI number on any deposited version, and provide a link from it to the URL of the published article on the journal's website (see publications A-Z index).

This policy has been developed by NPG's publishers to extend the reach of scientific communication, and to meet the needs of authors and the evolving policies of funding agencies that wish themselves to archive the research they fund. It is also designed to protect the integrity and authenticity of the scientific record, with the published version on nature.com clearly identified as the definitive version of the article.

NPG recognizes the balance of rights held by publishers, authors, their institutions and their funders (Zwolle principles, 2002), and has been a progressive and active participant in debates about access to the literature. In 2002, NPG was one of the first publishers to allow authors to post their contributions on their personal websites, by requesting an exclusive licence to publish, rather than requiring authors to transfer copyright.

NPG actively supports the self-archiving process, and continues to work with our authors, readers, subscribers and site-license holders to develop our policy. By recognizing the rights and needs of all relevant stakeholders, we hope to ensure that NPG enhances its position as the publisher of the world's highest-impact research.

Further details can be found at NPG's reprints and permissions website...

Source: NPG author licence policy (last viewed 15 August 2007) [FullText]

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