Copyright Policy

As this section deals with legal issues pertaining to the rights of individual Authors and IntechOpen, for the avoidance of doubt, each category of publication is dealt with separately. Consequently, much of the information, for example definition of terms used, is repeated to ensure that there can be no misunderstanding of the policies that apply to each category.

Copyright is the term used to describe the rights related to the publication and distribution of original Works. Most importantly from a publisher's perspective, copyright governs how Authors, publishers and the general public can use, publish, and distribute publications.

IntechOpen only publishes manuscripts for which it has publishing rights. This is governed by a publication agreement between the Author and IntechOpen. This agreement is accepted by the Author when the manuscript is submitted and deals with both the rights of the publisher and Author, as well as any obligations concerning a particular manuscript. However, in accepting this agreement, Authors continue to retain significant rights to use and share their publications.

HOW COPYRIGHT WORKS WITH OPEN ACCESS LICENSES?

  1. By accepting the agreement terms Authors retain their copyright on their Work but grant broad publishing and distribution rights to the publisher.
  2. Depending on the type of publication (Chapter or Long Form Monograph/Compacts; see definitions below), IntechOpen applies a Creative Commons license to the publication, allowing readers to use and share it freely.
  3. IntechOpen makes the publication available online under an appropriate license.

Agreement samples are listed here for the convenience of prospective Authors:

DEFINITIONS

The following definitions apply in this Copyright Policy:

Author - in order to be identified as an Author, three criteria must be met: (i) Substantial contribution to the conception or design of the Work, or the acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of data for the Work; (ii) Participation in drafting or revising the Work; (iii) Approval of the final version of the Work to be published.

Work - a Chapter, including Conference Papers, and any and all text, graphics, images and/or other materials forming part of or accompanying the Chapter/Conference Paper.

Monograph/Compacts - a full manuscript usually written by a single Author, including any and all text, graphics, images and/or other materials.

Compilation - a collection of Works distributed in a Book that IntechOpen has selected, and for which the coordination of the preparation, arrangement and publication has been the responsibility of IntechOpen. Any Work included is accepted in its entirety in unmodified form and is published with one or more other contributions, each constituting a separate and independent Work, but which together are assembled into a collective whole.

IntechOpen - Registered publisher with offices at Floor 7, 10 Lower Thames Street, London, EC3R 6AF - UNITED KINGDOM

IntechOpen platform - IntechOpen website www.intechopen.com whose main purpose is to host Monographs in the format of Book Chapters, Long Form Monographs, Compacts, Conference Proceedings and Videos.

Video Lecture – an audiovisual recording of a lecture or a speech given by a Lecturer, recorded, edited, owned and published by IntechOpen.

TERMS

All Works published on the IntechOpen platform and in print are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License, a license which allows for the broadest possible reuse of published material.

Copyright on the individual Works belongs to the specific Author, subject to an agreement with IntechOpen. The Creative Common license is granted to all others to:

  • Share — copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format
  • Adapt — remix, transform, and build upon the material

And for any purpose, provided the following conditions are met:

  • An Attribution, giving appropriate credit and providing a link to the license, with an indication as to whether changes to the original were made
  • A commitment not to add additional restrictions. In effect, this prohibits the application of legal conditions or technological measures that legally restrict others from doing anything that the license permits.

All Works are published under the CC BY 3.0 license. However, please note that book Chapters may fall under a different CC license, depending on their publication date as indicated in the table below:

 

LICENSEUSED FROM -UP TO -

Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0)

1 July 2005 (2005-07-01)

3 October 2011 (2011-10-03)

Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported (CC BY 3.0)

5 October 2011 (2011-10-05)

Currently

The CC BY 3.0 license permits Works to be freely shared in any medium or format, as well as the reuse and adaptation of the original contents of Works (e.g. figures and tables created by the Authors), as long as the source Work is cited and its Authors are acknowledged in the following manner:

Content reuse:

© {year} {authors' full names}. Originally published in {short citation} under {license version} license. Available from: {DOI}

Content adaptation & reuse:

© {year} {authors' full names}. Adapted from {short citation}; originally published under {license version} license. Available from: {DOI}

Reposting & sharing:

Originally published in {full citation}. Available from: {DOI}

Republishing – More about Attribution Policy can be found here.

The same principles apply to Works published under the CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 license, with the caveats that (1) the content may not be used for commercial purposes, and (2) derivative works building on this content must be distributed under the same license. The restrictions contained in these license terms may, however, be waived by the copyright holder(s). Users wishing to circumvent any of the license terms are required to obtain explicit permission to do so from the copyright holder(s).

DISCLAIMER: Neither the CC BY 3.0 license, nor any other license IntechOpen currently uses or has used before, applies to figures and tables reproduced from other works, as they may be subject to different terms of reuse. In such cases, if the copyright holder is not noted in the source of a figure or table, it is the responsibility of the User to investigate and determine the exact copyright status of any information utilised. Users requiring assistance in that regard are welcome to send an inquiry to permissions@intechopen.com.

All rights to Books and all other compilations published on the IntechOpen platform and in print are reserved by IntechOpen.

The copyright to Books and other compilations is subject to separate copyright from those that exist in the included Works.

All Long Form Monographs/Compacts are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0) license granted to all others.

Copyright to the individual Works (Chapters) belongs to their specific Authors, subject to an agreement with IntechOpen and the Creative Common license granted to all others to:

  • Share — copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format
  • Adapt — remix, transform, and build upon the material

Under the following terms:

There must be an Attribution, giving appropriate credit, provision of a link to the license, and indication if any changes were made.

NonCommercial - The use of the material for commercial purposes is prohibited. Commercial rights are reserved to IntechOpen or its licensees.

No additional restrictions that apply legal terms or technological measures that restrict others from doing anything the license permits are allowed.

The CC BY-NC 4.0 license permits Works to be freely shared in any medium or format, as well as reuse and adaptation of the original contents of Works (e.g. figures and tables created by the Authors), as long as it is not used for commercial purposes. The source Work must be cited and its Authors acknowledged in the following manner:

Content reuse:

© {year} {authors' full names}. Originally published in {short citation} under {license version} license. Available from: {DOI}

Content adaptation & reuse:

© {year} {authors' full names}. Adapted from {short citation}; originally published under {license version} license. Available from: {DOI}

Reposting & sharing:

Originally published in {full citation}. Available from: {DOI}

All Book cover design elements, as well as Video image graphics are subject to copyright by IntechOpen.

Every reproduction of a front cover image must be accompanied by an appropriate Copyright Notice displayed adjacent to the image. The exact Copyright Notice depends on who the Author of a particular cover image is. Users wishing to reproduce cover images should contact permissions@intechopen.com.

All Video Lectures under IntechOpen's production are subject to copyright and are property of IntechOpen, unless defined otherwise, and are licensed under the Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) license. This grants all others the right to:

Share — copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format

Under the following terms:

  • Attribution — give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made.
  • NonCommercial use only - you may not use the material for commercial purposes. Commercial rights are reserved to IntechOpen or its licensees.
  • Distribution of remixed or transformed material building on the original termed derivatives is not permitted.
  • No additional restrictions — you may not apply legal terms or technological measures that legally restrict others from doing anything the license permits.

Users wishing to repost and share the Video Lectures are welcome to do so as long as they acknowledge the source in the following manner:

© {year} IntechOpen. Published under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 license. Available from: {DOI}

Users wishing to reuse, modify, or adapt the Video Lectures in a way not permitted by the license are welcome to contact us at  permissions@intechopen.com to discuss waiving particular license terms.

All software used on the IntechOpen platform, any used during the publishing process, and the copyright in the code constituting such software, is the property of IntechOpen or its software suppliers. As such, it may not be downloaded or copied without permission.

Unless otherwise indicated, all IntechOpen websites are the property of IntechOpen.

All content included on IntechOpen Websites not forming part of contributed materials (such as text, images, logos, graphics, design elements, videos, sounds, pictures, trademarks, etc.), are subject to copyright and are property of, or licensed to, IntechOpen. Any other use, including the reproduction, modification, distribution, transmission, republication, display, or performance of the content on this site is strictly prohibited.

Policy last updated: 2016-06-08