Author Rights & Permissions FAQ

1. If I transfer copyright to Syllaba Press International Inc., what rights do I have?

As a Scientific eJournals published to Syllaba Press International Inc., author, you and your employing institution or company retain extensive rights for use of your materials and intellectual property. You retain these rights and permissions provided that you cite the original source and copyright notice but must seek written explicit prior permission from Syllaba Press International Inc.:

» The right to post a PDF of your article on your web site or that of your employer's institution (provided that the institution is nonprofit).
» The right to make electronic or hard copies of articles for your personal use, including classroom use, or for the personal use of colleagues, provided those copies are not for sale and are not distributed in a systematic way outside of your employing institution.
» The right to post and update a preprint version of your article on a public electronic server such as the World Wide Web. See the information on electronic preprints below.
» The right to permit others to use your original figures or tables published in Syllaba Press International Inc. for noncommercial and educational use (i.e., in a review article, in a book that is not for sale), provided that the original source and copyright notice are cited. Third parties need not ask Syllaba Press International Inc. for permission to use figures and tables for such use.
» The right, after publication in Syllaba Press International Inc., to use all or part of your article in a printed compilation of your own works, such as collected writings or lecture notes.
» If your article is a "work for hire" made within the scope of your employment, your employer may use all or part of the information in your article for intracompany use.
» The right to include your article in your thesis or dissertation.
» The right to present all or part of your paper at a meeting or conference, including ones that are webcast, and to give copies of your paper to meeting attendees before or after publication in Syllaba Press International Inc.
» The right to publish a new or extended version of your paper provided that it is sufficiently different to be considered a new work.
» The right to expand your article into book-length form for publication.
» The right to reuse your original figures and tables in your future works.
» Patent and trademark rights or rights to any process or procedure described in your article.

For other uses by authors, please contact Syllaba Press International Inc. at email: <info@syllabapress.us>.

2. How do I obtain a Syllaba Press International Inc. copyright transfer agreement form?

You may download the PDF at <http://www.ijsa.syllabapress.us/guides/Copyright_Transfer_Agreement.pdf>.

3. How do I obtain permission to use previously published material in my paper?

Please use our sample letter to ask any third party owner of copyright for written permission in advance for the use in print and electronic formats of any of their text, illustrations, graphics, or other material.

4. What if I am not the only author?

If practical, all coauthors should sign the Copyright Transfer Agreement form. If not, you must secure the permission of your coauthors to act on their behalf, and sign the form.

5. What happens if Syllaba Press International Inc. does not publish my article?

If the paper is not published in Syllaba Press International Inc., the rights remain with the author as original copyright holder.

6. Can I post my article on the Internet?

Yes, you may post the PDF of your article on a personal web site, or portion of a site, either owned by you or at your institution (provided that the institution is nonprofit), and devoted to you and your work, provided that you include a link to Syllaba Press International Inc. <http://www.syllabapress.us>. For questions, please contact to email: <info@syllabapress.us>

Please note: If you had to obtain someone else's permission to publish, for example, a figure in your paper, you may need to get further permission from them before posting the paper on your web site.

7. How do I obtain a PDF of my article?

You may download the PDF from Syllaba Press International Inc. web site if your institution has a site license if or if you have a personal subscription. Or, you may buy a copy of the PDF via pay per view on the web. Unfortunately, we cannot provide individual PDFs to authors. If this poses a particular problem, please contact via email <info@syllabapress.us>.

8. Can I use my article in my dissertation or thesis without asking permission?

Yes, provided that you cite the original source and copyright notice.

9. Can I use my original figures or tables in my future works without asking permission?

Yes, provided that you cite the original source and copyright notice.

10. Can I make copies of my paper for my lectures, classroom teaching, and other educational use?

Yes, provided that you cite the original source and copyright notice.

11. How can I show my article to my colleagues?

We prefer that you send them a link to your paper at Syllaba Press International Inc. or on your web site. Syllaba Press International Inc. does not currently allow articles to be systematically distributed as PDFs by e-mail, posted on listservs, or placed in open archives. Please remember that the presentation of the article (i.e., the typographical layout as a PDF and the links and features of the HTML version) remains under Syllaba Press International Inc. copyright.

12. Can I reprint my article in a collection of papers?

Yes, if the collection is in print, and if it is a collection of your own papers. Publishers seeking permission to include your paper in a themed collection of work by a number of authors, for example, must obtain permission from Syllaba Press International Inc. (except when the work is not for sale. Please remember that if you needed permission from a third party when the paper was originally published -for example, to include a figure- you may need to obtain a new permission.

13. Can I post and update my article on a preprint server?

Yes, you may post and update your article on preprint and e-print servers as long as the PDF or HTML files created by Syllaba Press International Inc. are not used. Any posting made or updated after acceptance of the article for publication in Syllaba Press International Inc. must include a link to the paper in Syllaba Press International Inc.

A preprint of your article does not count as prior publication for Syllaba Press International Inc. You do not need to remove e-prints from publicly available servers (including your own web pages) after your article has been accepted for publication.

14. Can others (nonauthor third parties) use my original figures or tables in their works without asking Syllaba Press International Inc. for permission?

Yes, Syllaba Press International Inc. automatically permits others to use your original figures or tables published in Syllaba Press International Inc. for noncommercial and educational use (i.e., in a review article, in a book that is not for sale), provided that the original source and copyright notice are cited. Commercial reuse of figures and tables (i.e., in promotional materials, in a textbook for sale) requires permission from Syllaba Press International Inc.

15. Can the news media use my figures without asking Syllaba Press International Inc. for permission?

Yes, journalists may use original figures from Syllaba Press International Inc. article to illustrate news stories. Written permission from Syllaba Press International Inc. is not required; however, all figures should be cited as copyright Proceedings of the Syllaba Press International Inc. USA . Figures may not be used to illustrate news stories unrelated to a given Syllaba Press International Inc. article without express written permission from Syllaba Press International Inc. To obtain high-resolution versions of figures send email to <info@syllabapress.us>. You may inform others that permission is automatically granted for them to use your original figures or tables published in Syllaba Press International Inc.  for any noncommercial and educational use (i.e., in a review article, in a book that is not for sale), provided that the original source and copyright notice are cited.

16. Where do I send requests for permission that I receive from others?

Please forward requests to reuse all or part of your article to email <info@syllabapress.us>. You may inform others that permission is automatically granted for them to use your original figures or tables published in Syllaba Press International Inc.  for any noncommercial and educational use (i.e., in a review article, in a book that is not for sale), provided that the original source and copyright notice are cited.

17. How do I obtain permission to reprint material from Syllaba Press International Inc.?

Please forward permissions requests to email <info@syllabapress.us>.

18. May I sign the copyright assignment form if I am employed by the U.S. government?

If any of the coauthors are not U.S. government employees,* then the corresponding author must sign the copyright assignment form on behalf of all authors as the work is not entirely within the public domain in the United States and has copyright protection in the United States as well as outside the United States.

*Employees of national laboratories, e.g., Brookhaven National Laboratory, are not U.S. government employees.

 
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