Springer Copyright Agreement

Like many other scientific publishers, Springer asks authors to transfer copyright before publishing subscription articles. This allows Springer to reproduce, publish, distribute and archive the article in print and electronic form and defend itself against inappropriate use of the article. By signing the copyright transfer declaration, you will continue to reserve essential rights such as self-archiving.B. For ordering articles (z.B Reviews, News and Views), copyrights are retained in Nature Research. More than 900 German institutions have the right to participate in the agreement between Springer Nature and the DEAL project, which means that authors associated with these institutions are entitled to publish their Open Access articles without being billed by Springer Nature. The agreement includes more than 2,000 hybrid magazines in the Springer Nature portfolio (from January 2020) and more than 500 full OA magazines (from August 2020). As noted in Section 4 of the Springer Open Licensing Agreement above, a small number of SpringerOpen magazines use the Creative Commons 1.0 Public Dedication Waiver (CC0 or CC Zero) for data published in articles. This open data policy follows the same logic and facilitates the greatest possible benefit and reuse of knowledge. It is also true that, in some jurisdictions, copyright does not apply to data.

CC0 waives all possible copyrights, as far as possible, as well as the obligation to imput. The waiver applies to the data and not to the presentation of the data. If a table or image containing search data is reproduced. B, CC BY and the mandatory attribute apply. However, the use of big data techniques, such as data extraction, which use the entire body of digital data, is increasingly enabling new knowledge to be acquired. In such cases, assignment is often not technically feasible due to the mass of data extracted, making CC0 the most appropriate licensing tool for the research results generated by these innovative techniques. This agreement allowed the DEAL project to reallocate to previous subscription expenses to finance open access publications. Correspondent authors linked to German institutions can publish their Open Access research in Springer hybrid magazines, and also have access to subscription content from these magazines. The agreement at the federal federal level will cover all BMC affiliations of the participating institutions. The publication aspects of the agreement will be implemented in three phases.

Only hybrid magazines. Non-research articles in fully open periodicals are not covered by this agreement. The process of identifying the authors will be somewhat different for the new agreement. For BMC members, legitimate authors are identified during submission. For the open access contract for Germany, identification is carried out at the receiving point. This means that you must re-confirm your institutional affiliation upon adoption if you submitted your article under a BMC membership, but the publication will take place in August 2020 or later. If an author is prevented from being the copyright holder (for example. B for U.S. government employees or Commonwealth governments), minor deviations may be necessary.

In such cases, the copyright line and the license statement are adapted into individual articles, z.B to indicate “© 2016 Crown Copyright.”

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