Sunday, September 07, 2008

Copyright transfer: not necessarily a condition of publication (Taylor & Francis)

From the Taylor & Francis Copyright page:

What if I want to retain copyright in my own name?

Whilst Taylor & Francis strongly recommends to authors that they transfer copyright, it is not necessarily a condition of publication. An author can retain copyright in her or his paper, but we must receive a formal signed statement licensing us to publish the work exclusively, worldwide, and in all forms, in the journal.

Comment: congrats, Taylor & Francis - this is definitely a step in the right direction!