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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.

All articles in this journal are published Gold Open Access. A fundamental principle of open access is that content should not only be accessible, but also freely reusable for the good of research and humanity. We comply with this principle by asking you to select a Creative Commons licence for your article. The CC licence you choose will determine how your article can be shared and re-used by others.

For information about Gold OA fees and support, please see this journal’s fees and pricing page.

We also ask you to grant a non-exclusive licence to publish, so that we have the necessary rights to publish your article, using one of the forms in the table below. A non-exclusive licence means that the rights needed to publish the paper are granted to the journal owner on a non-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.

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 employer (government or non-government) owns the copyright in the article OR I am one of two or more authors and one or more of our employers (government or non-government) jointly own the copyright in the articleEach author and each employer