Attribution Policy

DEFINITION OF TERMS

Work - a book chapter (as well as conference papers), including any and all content, graphics, images and/or other materials forming part of, or accompanying the chapter/conference paper.

Book - collection of Works distributed in a book format, whose selection, coordination of the preparation, and arrangement has been performed and published by IN TECH, and in which the Work is included in its entirety in unmodified form along with one or more other contributions, each constituting separate and independent, together assembled into a collective whole.

Attribution – appropriate credit for the used Work or book.

Creative Commons licenses – help licensors to retain copyright while allowing others to use their Works in proper way.

RULES OF ATTRIBUTION FOR WORKS PUBLISHED BY IN TECH

With the purpose of protecting authors' copyright and the transparent reuse of OA (Open Access) contents, IN TECH has activated rules of attribution of Works licensed under Creative Commons licenses.

  • All book chapters published in IN TECH books prior to October 2011 are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported license (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0);
  • All book chapters published in IN TECH books after October 2011 are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license (CC BY 3.0);

In case you reuse or republish any of the Works licensed under CC licenses, you have to abide by the following:

1. RULES FOR REUSING OF BOOKS IN THEIR ENTIRETY OR SIGNIFICANT PARTS OF BOOKS

All rights to books and other compilations published on InTechOpen platform and in print are reserved by IN TECH . The Copyright to books and other compilations is subject to a separate Copyright from any that exists in the included Works.

A book in its entirety or a significant part of a book cannot be translated freely without specific written consent by the publisher, to be obtained at permissions@intechopen.com.

In case you obtain permission from publisher for reusing or republishing the book or significant parts of the book, you must respect ALL the terms below:

  • provide the information about the first publisher – you have to mention the material was originally published by IN TECH as an OA (Open Access) publication
  • credit the original editor(s)
  • credit the authors – since you are reusing contents that someone created and allowed you to use freely, you have to make note of it;
  • indicate the type of license under which the Works which constitute the book are available, and provide the link to the license, so others can find out the license terms – You are using the material for free in consequence of the the CC license attribution, so you have to make note of it. Don't just say the material is Creative Commons, because that says nothing about how the material can actually be used. There are different CC licenses and you have to specifically mention the one that is used;
  • keep intact any original copyright notice associated with the Works which constitute the book (if any);
  • provide the original title of the book, as well as the original titles of the individual Works;
  • provide the URL where the book is hosted with the notice that the book is an OA (Open Access) publication, and
  • provide the URL to every individual Work which constitutes the book with the notice that the Work is an OA (Open Access) publication - Since you accessed the material for free, you have to provide the source so others can access it for free too.

Every single Work that is used has to be attributed in the described way. In case you are unsure about proper attribution you should contact us at permissions@intechopen.com.

2. RULES OF ATTRIBUTION FOR WORKS PUBLISHED BY IN TECH

Individual Works originally published in IN TECH's books are licensed under Creative Commons licenses and can be freely used (under terms of the respective CC license) if properly attributed. In order to properly attribute the Work you must respect ALL the terms below:

  • credit the authors – since you are reusing contents that someone created and allowed you to use freely, you have to make note of it;
  • indicate the type of license under which the Work is available and provide the URL to the license, so others can find out the license terms; preferably keep intact any original copyright notice associated with the chapter (if any) – You are using the material for free in consequence of the CC license attribution, so you have to make note of it. Don't just say the material is Creative Commons, because that says nothing about how the material can actually be used. There are different CC licenses and you have to specifically mention the one that is used;
  • provide the URL where the Work is hosted; preferably provide the original title of the Work, as well as the original title of the book with the notice that the Work is an OA (Open Access) publication - Since you accessed the material for free, you have to provide the source so others can access it for free, too;
  • provide the information about the first publisher – you have to mention the material was originally published by IN TECH; preferably mention it was published as an OA (Open Access) work.

The above described rules apply for online and offline attribution (use).

Every single Work that is used has to be attributed in the above-described way. In case you are unsure about proper attribution you should contact us at permissions@intechopen.com.

In case you use more than one of IN TECH's Works comprised in one or more books (but not a significant part of the book that is under separate Copyright), each of these have to be properly attributed in the above-described way.

IN TECH will not have any claims on newly created copyrighted Works, but the Works originally published by IN TECH have to be properly attributed.

The above described rules apply for online and offline use.

Parts of the rules of attribution are based on Work Attributing Creative Commons Materials published by the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation, in partnership with Creative Commons Australia which can be found at creativecommons.org.au licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 Australia license and Best practices for attribution published by Creative Commons which can be found at wiki.creativecommons.org under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license.

All the above rules are subject to changes.

Policy last updated: 2016-06-09