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Publishing agreement

Before Cambridge can publish a journal article (or any other journal content), we require a signed licence to publish agreement. Under the agreement, certain rights are granted to the journal owner which allow publication of the article. The original ownership of the copyright in the article remains unchanged.

We ask you to grant an exclusive licence to publish, so that we have the necessary rights to publish your article, using one of the forms in the table below. An exclusive licence means that the rights needed to publish the paper are granted to the journal owner on an exclusive basis, while the ownership of the copyright remains unchanged.

To choose the right form, you will need to ascertain who owns the copyright in your article. This is usually either the author(s) or their employer(s). In some cases the employer(s) may be governmental or other entities for whom special copyright conditions apply.

If you are not sure who owns the copyright in your article, it’s a good idea to check your employment contract or speak with your employer about copyright ownership of content you have produced during the course of your employment.

Authors should also ensure that they have all appropriate permissions for third-party material used in their article.

Select the appropriate form from the table below and return all pages.

Non-Open Access Articles

So that we have the necessary rights to publish your article, we ask you to grant an exclusive licence to publish. (We do not ask you to transfer your copyright to us.) An exclusive licence means that the rights needed to publish the article are granted to the journal owner on exclusive basis and the ownership of the copyright remains unchanged. Select the correct form from the choice of three:

Who are you and who owns the copyright?Correct FormsWho Signs?
I am the sole author and I own the copyright in the article OR I am one of two or more authors and we jointly own the copyright in the articleOne author
I am the sole author and my non-government employer owns the copyright in the article OR I am one of two or more authors and one or more of our non-government employers jointly own the copyright in the articleEach author and each employer
I am the sole author and my government employer owns the copyright in the article OR I am one of two or more authors and one or more of our government employers jointly own the copyright in the articleEach author and each employer

Following publication, the ways in which your article can be accessed and re-used will depend on a number of factors. Please consult this journal’s Green OA policy for more information about the rights you retain, and how you may share different versions of your article.