Licences, Copyright, Permissions
When you publish in a Timeline Publication and its Journals, you keep the copyright of the manuscript. On this page you can learn more about our Licence to Publish and the rights you retain as an author. Also where you can deposit and share your article, and how to request permission to re-use other people’s work.
Timeline Publication and its Journals publish paper under CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 licence.
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About our licence to publish
Rights retained by authors
Deposition & sharing rights
Permission requests for Re-use
In order to publish material the Timeline Publication and its Journals must acquire the necessary legal rights from the author(s) of that material. In general, we must obtain from the original author(s) the right to publish the material in all formats, in all media (including specifically print and electronic), with the right to sublicense those rights.
For all articles published in our journals, we require the author to accept a 'licence to publish'. This licence is normally requested after their article is accepted for publication. By signing this licence the author (who is either the copyright owner or who is authorised to sign on behalf of the copyright owner, for example his/her employer) grants to the Timeline Publication and its Journals "the exclusive right and licence throughout the world to edit, adapt, translate, reproduce and publish the manuscript in all formats, in all media and by all means (whether now existing or in future devised)".
The Timeline Publication and its Journals thus acquires an exclusive licence to publish and all practical rights to the manuscript, except the copyright. The copyright of the manuscript remains with the copyright owner. The copyright owner also retains certain rights regarding the sharing and deposition of their article and the re-use of the published material. For short items in journals (news items, etc) we take a non-exclusive licence in the form of a brief 'terms and conditions for acceptance' document.
Copyright is an intellectual property right chiefly concerned with original written works and the typographical arrangement of published works. Copyright owners have the exclusive right to copy their work and to issue copies of their work to the public, and it is an infringement for anyone else to do so without the copyright owner's permission.
Much of what the Timeline Publication and its Journals publishes is work written by third parties (the copyright owner), and it is important that we obtain the proper authority and rights to publish this material. We may do this by obtaining a licence to publish (with the copyright owner retaining copyright), or by taking assignment of copyright to the Timeline Publication and its Journals. We must also ensure that the material we publish does not infringe the copyright of others. The Timeline Publication and its Journals must acquire the legal rights it needs to publish material and the rights it needs to manage and protect the material it publishes.
The Timeline Publication and its Journals must respect the copyright of others, and it must be sure that it has the proper authority to use material that has already been published elsewhere and is owned by someone else (for example, reusing material in our own publications).
In the licence to publish, the author provides the assurances
I warrant, on behalf of myself and my co-authors, that:
- the article is original, has not been formally published in any other journal nor I have not submitted the copyright or any other legal document related to this article and is not under consideration by any other journal and does not infringe any existing copyright or any other third party rights;
- I am/we are the sole author(s) of the article and have full authority to enter into this agreement and in granting rights to Timeline Publication and its Journals are not in breach of any other obligation;
- the article contains nothing that is unlawful, libellous, or which would, if published, constitute a breach of contract or of confidence or of commitment given to secrecy;
- I/we have taken due care to ensure the integrity of the article. To my/our - and currently accepted scientific - knowledge all statements contained in it purporting to be facts are true and any formula or instruction contained in the article will not, if followed accurately, cause any injury, illness or damage to the user.
- Incase if in future any violation of any copyright come in notice, then the author will be responsible and not the Timeline Publication and its Journals. The undersigned represents that he/she has the power and authority to make and execute this assignment.
In the licence to publish, the author provides the assurances that we need to publish the material, including assurances that the work is original to the author, that the work has not been published already and that permissions have been obtained if previously published material has been included.
If the manuscript includes material that belongs to someone else (for example, a figure or diagram), we require the author to obtain all permissions that may be needed from third parties. If you wish to reuse material that was not published originally by the Timeline Publication and its Journals please see Re-use permission requests.
Download the Timeline Publication and its Journals “licence to publish”
When the author accepts the exclusive licence to publish for a journal article, he/she retains certain rights that may be exercised without reference to the Timeline Publication and its Journals.
- Reproduce/republish portions of the article (including the abstract).
- Photocopy the article and distribute such photocopies and distribute copies of the PDF of the article for personal or professional use only (the Timeline Publication and its Journals makes this PDF available to the corresponding author of the article upon publication. Any such copies should not be offered for sale. Persons who receive or access the PDF mentioned above must be notified that this may not be made available further or distributed.).
- Adapt the article and reproduce adaptations of the article for any purpose other than the commercial exploitation of a work similar to the original.
- Reproduce, perform, transmit and otherwise communicate the article to the public in spoken presentations (including those that are accompanied by visual material such as slides, overheads and computer projections).
The author(s) must submit a written request to the Timeline Publication and its Journals for any use other than those specified above.
All cases of republication/reproduction must be accompanied by an acknowledgement of first publication of the work by the Timeline Publication and its Journals, the wording of which depends on the journal in which the article was published originally. The acknowledgement should also include a hyperlink to the article on the Timeline Publication and its Journals website.
The author also has some rights concerning the deposition of the whole article.
When the author accepts the licence to publish for a journal article, he/she retains certain rights concerning the deposition of the whole article given as below:.
- Share with individuals on request, for personal use
- Use for teaching or training materials
- Use in submissions of grant applications, or academic requirements such as theses or dissertations
- Share with a closed group of research collaborators
- Share publicly via a personal website, institutional repository or other not-for-profit repository
Permission requests for Re-use
Material published by the Timeline Publication and its Journals and other publishers is subject to all applicable copyright, database protection, and other rights. Therefore, for any publication, whether printed or electronic, permission must be obtained to use material for which the author(s) does not already own the copyright. This material may be, for example, a figure, diagram, table, photo or some other image.
Author reusing their own work published by the Timeline Publication and its Journals
You do not need to request permission to reuse your own figures, diagrams, etc, that were originally published in a Timeline Publication and its Journals publication. However, permission should be requested for use of the whole article or chapter except if reusing it in a thesis. If you are including an article or book chapter published by us in your thesis please ensure that your co-authors are aware of this.
Reuse of material that was published originally by the Timeline Publication and its Journals must be accompanied by the appropriate acknowledgement of the publication. The form of the acknowledgement is dependent on the journal in which it was published originally, as detailed in 'Acknowledgements'.
Material published by the Timeline Publication and its Journals to be used in another of our publications
Authors contributing to our publications (journal articles, book or book chapters) do not need to formally request permission to reproduce material contained in another Timeline Publication and its Journals publication. However, permission should be requested for use of a whole article or chapter. For all cases of reproduction the correct acknowledgement of the reproduced material should be given. The form of the acknowledgement is dependent on the journal in which it was published originally, as detailed in the 'Acknowledgements' section.
Using third party material in Timeline Publication and its Journals publications
We must ensure that the material we publish does not infringe the copyright of others. We require the author(s) to obtain, at the earliest opportunity, the relevant permissions that might be needed from third parties to include material that belongs to someone else.
Please contact the publisher/copyright owner of the third party material to check how they wish to receive permission requests. Please plan to submit your request well ahead of publication of your material.
If the copyright owner has opted to publish under a Creative Commons licence, licensees are required to obtain permission to do any of the things with a work that the law reserves exclusively to a licensor and that the licence does not expressly allow. Licensees must credit the licensor, keep copyright notices intact on all copies of the work, and link to the license from copies of the work.
In all cases the following rights need to be obtained.
Permission is required to include the specified material in the work described and in all subsequent editions of the work to be published by the Timeline Publication and its Journals for distribution throughout the world, in all media including electronic and microfilm and to use the material in conjunction with computer-based electronic and information retrieval systems, to grant permissions for photocopying, reproductions and reprints, to translate the material and to publish the translation, and to authorise document delivery and abstracting and indexing services.
Using material published by the Timeline Publication and its Journals in material for another publisher
If you require permission to use material from one of our publications or website in a publication not owned by us, and you are not the author of our publication, the following procedures should be followed.
Before sending in any request you should check that the material you wish to reproduce is not credited to a source other than the Timeline Publication and its Journals. The credit for an image will be given in the caption of the image or sometimes in the list of references.
Please plan to submit your request well ahead of publication of your material. Please note that we are unable to supply artwork for the material you may wish to reproduce.
Reproducing material from a Timeline Publication and its Journals
To request permission to reproduce material from a Timeline Publication and its Journals please ask for permission.
Brief explanation regarding licence:
The Creative Commons Attribution License 4.0 provides the following summary (where ‘you’ equals ‘the user’):
You are free to:
- Share — copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format
- Adapt — remix, transform, and build upon the material.
The licensor cannot revoke these freedoms as long as you follow the license terms
Under the following terms:
- Attribution— you must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use.
- No additional restrictions—you may not apply legal terms or technological measures that legally restrict others from doing anything the license permits.
For more details please read Creative Commons
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