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Licence to Publish

African Journal of Plant Pathology

Licence to Publish

In order to publish your article we need your agreement in writing. Please take a moment to read the terms of this licence, sign the form and return it to us as quickly as possible.

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Name of Copyright Owner, if not Author(s)--------------------------------

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  • By signing this form, you (the author(s) or other copyright owner) agree to grant to us (the publisher) the exclusive right both to reproduce and/or distribute your article (including the abstract) ourselves throughout the world in printed, electronic or any other medium, and in turn to authorise others (including Reproduction Rights Organisations such as the Copyright Licensing Agency and the Copyright Clearance Center) to do the same. You agree that we may publish your article in the journal named above, and that we may sell or distribute it within the journal, on its own, or with other related material.

  • You promise that the article is your original work, has not previously been published, and is not currently under consideration by another journal. If it contains material which is someone else's copyright, you promise that you have obtained the unrestricted permission of the copyright owner (please attach evidence of this) and that the material is clearly identified and acknowledged within the text. You also promise that the article does not, to the best of your knowledge, contain anything which is libellous, illegal, or infringes anyone's copyright or other rights.

  • [ You assert your Moral Right to be identified as the author, and ] We promise that we will respect your rights as the author(s). That is, we will make sure that your name(s) is/are always clearly associated with the article and, while you do allow us to make necessary editorial changes, we will not make any substantial alteration to your article without consulting you. [We will have your article fairly reviewed by [at least two] impartial referees, and will let you know the outcome as quickly as possible.] When the article is accepted, we undertake to publish it as soon as we reasonably can. If it is rejected, this agreement is automatically cancelled and all the rights come back to you. On publication, we will send you [.. free offprints][a free copy]. We will do everything we reasonably can to maximise the visibility of the journal, and of your article within it.

  • Copyright remains yours, and we will acknowledge this in the copyright line which appears on your article. However, you authorise us to act on your behalf to defend your copyright if anyone should infringe it, and to retain half of any damages awarded, after deducting our costs. You also retain the right to use your own article (provided you acknowledge the published original in standard bibliographic citation form) in the following ways, as long as you do not sell it [or give it away] in ways which would conflict directly with our commercial business interests. You are free to use your article for the internal educational or other purposes of your own institution or company; mounted on your own or your institution's website; [posted to free public servers of preprints and/or articles in your subject area]; or in whole or in part, as the basis for your own further publications or spoken presentations.

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Note: every named author must sign this form, or a copy of it

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