Copyright Assignment Agreement Signed

Critics said the agreement to transfer copyright in commercial scientific publishing „is as much about ensuring long-term asset management as it is about providing services to the academic community,“ given that the practice appears to be doing the publisher a favor in a way that doesn`t seem to benefit authors. [14] Copyright transfer agreements are often contrary to self-archiving practices[15] or appear to do so due to ambiguous language. [16] The situation in which authors own copyright usually involves considerable effort in the form of correspondence and recordings and often leads to unnecessary delays. Although it may seem trivial to some requests, a good scientific journal, which publishes exciting work, can count on several hundred requests per year; a task of this magnitude can be painful.