Assignment of copyright form - IOP Publishing Limited


1.  IOP Publishing Limited (“IOP”) agrees to publish:
Manuscript Title: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (“the Article”) written by Names of all Authors: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (“the Named Authors”) in the following journal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (“the Journal”)

2.  Transfer of Copyright Agreement
2.1  On acceptance for publication the undersigned author(s) (“Author”) of the Article assigns exclusively to IOP worldwide copyright in the Article for the full term and for all media and formats in all material published as part of the Article, which expression includes but is not limited to the text, abstract, tables, figures, graphs, video abstracts and other multimedia content but excludes any other item referred to as supplementary material. For the avoidance of doubt, copyright does not subsist in any fundamental data underlying the Article and nothing in this Agreement is intended to limit access to or use of such data.

2.2  If any of the Named Authors are UK Government employees, on acceptance for publication the Author shall grant IOP a royalty free exclusive licence for the full term of copyright for all media and formats to do in relation to the Article all acts restricted by copyright worldwide.

2.3  On acceptance for publication the Author shall grant IOP a royalty free non-exclusive licence for the full term of copyright for all media and formats to do in relation to any supplementary material not deemed to be part of the Article all acts restricted by copyright worldwide.

3.  Author Rights
3.1  IOP grants the Named Authors the rights specified in 3.2, 3.3 and 3.4. All such rights must be exercised for non-commercial purposes, if possible should display citation information and IOP’s copyright notice, and for electronic use best efforts must be made to include a link to the online abstract in the Journal. Exercise of the rights in 3.3 and 3.4 additionally must not use the final published IOP format but the Named Author’s own format (which may include amendments made following peer review, but not any editing, typesetting or other changes made by IOP) (the "Accepted Manuscript").

3.2  The rights are:
3.2.1  To make copies of the Article (all or part) for teaching purposes;
3.2.2  To include the Article (all or part) in a research thesis or dissertation;
3.2.3  To make oral presentation of the Article (all or part) and to include a summary and/or highlights of it in papers distributed at such presentations or in conference proceedings; and
3.2.4  All proprietary rights other than copyright.

3.3  The additional rights are to:
3.3.1  Use the Accepted Manuscript (all or part) without modification in personal compilations of a Named Author’s own works (provided not created by a third party publisher); and
3.3.2  Include the Accepted Manuscript (all or part) on a Named Author’s own personal website.

3.4  In addition to the above, no sooner than 12 months from the date of first publication of the Article, the Named Authors may:
3.4.1  Include the Accepted Manuscript (all or part) on websites of the institution (including its repository) where a Named Author worked when research for the Article was carried out; and
3.4.2  Include the Accepted Manuscript (all or part) on third party websites including e-print servers, but not on other publisher’s websites.

4.  Signature
In signing this Agreement the Author represents and warrants that the Article is the original work of the Named Authors, it has not been published previously in any form (other than as permitted under 3.2.2, 3.3 and 3.4 which fact has been notified to IOP Publishing Ltd in writing), all Named Authors have participated sufficiently in the conception and writing of the Article, have received the final version of the Article, agree to its submission and take responsibility for it, and submission has been approved as necessary by the authorities at the establishment where the research was carried out.

The Author warrants that he/she signs this Agreement as authorised agent for all Named Authors and has the full power to enter into this Agreement and to make the grants it contains, that the Article has not been and will not be submitted to another publisher prior to withdrawal or rejection, it does not infringe any third party rights, it contains nothing libellous or unlawful, all factual statements are to the best of the Author’s knowledge true or based on valid research conducted according to accepted norms, and all required permissions have been obtained in writing.

All Named Authors assert their moral rights.

Each of the Named Authors consents to the publication and processing by IOP of their email addresses.

Author’s signature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Date . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Signature on behalf of Institution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Date . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Note that if the Article was prepared as part of a Named Author’s duties for their institution this Agreement must be signed by their institution as Author. Further, if there are several Named Authors it should be signed by one author in a representative capacity. If all Named Authors are employees of the US Government and the Article was prepared as part of their duties the Article is not eligible for copyright and one of the Named Authors should sign below to confirm this fact. If at least one of the Named Authors is not a US Government employee the above should be signed.

I (print name). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . confirm that all Named Authors are employees of the US Government, in particular the following agencies/departments: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

I further confirm that the Article was prepared as part of their official duties and consequently the Article is not eligible for copyright.

Signature: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Please return ALL of this form as soon as possible to IOP Publishing Ltd, Temple Circus, Temple Way, BRISTOL BS1 6HG, UK.


 
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