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Suggested Language for Academic Unit Author Agreement...............................
Suggested Language for Journal Author Agreement...........................................
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Suggested Language for Academic Unit Author Agreement
(Note: It is up to each unit to obtain agreements from its authors ensuring that the unit has the right
to publish their works in eScholarship. The language below mirrors that used for individuals
uploading their own content to eScholarship, and units should use language that is identical or
substantially similar.
! grant the "alifornia #igital Li$rar% on $ehalf of &he 'egents of the Universit% of "alifornia the non(e)clusive
rights to reproduce* pu$licl% displa% and pu$lish certain content +the ,-or.,/ for the purposes of ma.ing the -or.
availa$le for e0cholarship in an% format in perpetuit%.
! warrant as follows:
+a/ that ! have the full power and authorit% to ma.e this agreement1
+$/ that the -or. does not infringe an% cop%rights or trademar.s* nor violate an% proprietar% rights* nor contain an%
li$elous matter* nor invade the privac% of an% person or third part%1 and
+c/ that ! have sufficient cop%right ownership in the -or. and/or permission to grant the rights in this agreement.
! understand that once the -or. is deposited in e0cholarship* a full $i$liographic citation to the -or. will remain
visi$le in perpetuit%* even if the -or. is updated or removed.
For authors who are not employees of the University of California add the following!
&he 2uthor agrees to hold &he 'egents of the Universit% of "alifornia* the "alifornia #igital Li$rar%* the 3ournal*
and its agents harmless for an% losses* claims* damages* awards* penalties* or in4uries incurred* including an%
reasona$le attorne%5s fees that arise from an% $reach of warrant% or for an% claim $% an% third part% of an alleged
infringement of cop%right or an% other intellectual propert% rights arising from the #epositor6s su$mission of
materials with the "alifornia #igital Li$rar% or of the use $% the Universit% of "alifornia or other users of such
materials.
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Suggested Language for Journal Author Agreement
(Note: It is up to each !ournal to obtain agreements from its authors, ensuring that the !ournal has
the necessary rights to publish the authors" works. #ournals can customi$e their author agreements,
but all agreements must include the minimum rights granted to the %niversity below. &or !ournals
using eScholarship"s submission management system, authors agree to the !ournal"s author
agreement as part of the submission process.
!* the author or co(author of this su$mission +the 72uthor8/ grant 9full 4ournal name here: +the 73ournal8/ on $ehalf
of &he 'egents of the Universit% of "alifornia +7&he 'egents8/ the non(e)clusive right to ma.e an% material
su$mitted $% the 2uthor to the 3ournal +the 7-or.8/ availa$le in e0cholarship in an% format in perpetuit%. &he
2uthor grants the 3ournal and e0cholarship the right to redistri$ute the -or. to e)ternal non(commercial recipients.
"#ST$UCT"%#S F%$ J%U$#AL A&'"#"ST$AT%$S! eScholarship strongly recommends adoption of a
Creative Commons license. "n the section below please select the license your (ournal has decided upon and
delete the others )and this paragraph*. "f your (ournal has determined that there is a compelling reason not to
use a Creative Commons License remove all license options along with this paragraph.
For CC +, Journals! &he 2uthor and the 3ournal agree that e0cholarship will pu$lish the article under a "reative
"ommons 2ttri$ution license* which is incorporated herein $% reference and is further specified at
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/$%/;.</legalcode. 2 $rief summar% of the license agreement as presented to
users is listed $elow:
=ou are free to:
0hare > cop% and redistri$ute the material in an% medium or format1
2dapt > remi)* transform* and $uild upon the material1
for an% purpose* even commerciall%.
Under the following terms:
2ttri$ution ? =ou must give appropriate credit* provide a lin. to the license* and indicate if
changes were made. =ou ma% do so in an% reasona$le manner* $ut not in an% wa% that suggests the
licensor endorses %ou or %our use.
For CC +,-#C Journals! &he 2uthor and the 3ournal agree that e0cholarship will pu$lish the article under a
"reative "ommons 2ttri$ution(@on"ommercial license* which is incorporated herein $% reference and is further
specified at http://creativecommons.org/licenses/$%(nc/;.</legalcode. 2 $rief summar% of the license agreement as
presented to users is listed $elow:
=ou are free to:
0hare > cop% and redistri$ute the material in an% medium or format1
2dapt > remi)* transform* and $uild upon the material1
Under the following terms:
2ttri$ution ? =ou must give appropriate credit* provide a lin. to the license* and indicate if
changes were made. =ou ma% do so in an% reasona$le manner* $ut not in an% wa% that suggests the
licensor endorses %ou or %our use.
@on"ommercial ? =ou ma% not use the material for commercial purposes.
For CC +,-#& Journals:
&he 2uthor and the 3ournal agree that e0cholarship will pu$lish the article under a "reative "ommons 2ttri$ution(
@o#erivatives license* which is incorporated herein $% reference and is further specified at
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/$%(nd/;.</legalcode. 2 $rief summar% of the license agreement as presented to
users is listed $elow:
=ou are free to:
0hare > cop% and redistri$ute the material in an% medium or format1
for an% purpose* even commerciall%.
Under the following terms:
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2ttri$ution ? =ou must give appropriate credit* provide a lin. to the license* and indicate if
changes were made. =ou ma% do so in an% reasona$le manner* $ut not in an% wa% that suggests the
licensor endorses %ou or %our use.
@o#erivatives > !f %ou remi)* transform* or $uild upon the material* %ou ma% not distri$ute the
modified material.
For CC +,-#C-#& Journals!
&he 2uthor and the 3ournal agree that e0cholarship will pu$lish the article under a "reative "ommons 2ttri$ution(
@on"ommercial(@o#erivatives license* which is incorporated herein $% reference and is further specified at
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/$%(nc(nd/;.</legalcode. 2 $rief summar% of the license agreement as presented
to users is listed $elow:
=ou are free to:
0hare > cop% and redistri$ute the material in an% medium or format.
Under the following terms:
2ttri$ution ? =ou must give appropriate credit* provide a lin. to the license* and indicate if
changes were made. =ou ma% do so in an% reasona$le manner* $ut not in an% wa% that suggests the
licensor endorses %ou or %our use.
@on"ommercial ? =ou ma% not use the material for commercial purposes.
@o#erivatives > !f %ou remi)* transform* or $uild upon the material* %ou ma% not distri$ute the
modified material.
For CC +,-SA Journals! &he 2uthor and the 3ournal agree that e0cholarship will pu$lish the article under a
"reative "ommons 2ttri$ution(0hare2li.e license* which is incorporated herein $% reference and is further
specified at http://creativecommons.org/licenses/$%(sa/;.</legalcode. 2 $rief summar% of the license agreement as
presented to users is listed $elow:
=ou are free to:
0hare > cop% and redistri$ute the material in an% medium or format1
2dapt > remi)* transform* and $uild upon the material1
for an% purpose* even commerciall%.
Under the following terms:
2ttri$ution ? =ou must give appropriate credit* provide a lin. to the license* and indicate if
changes were made. =ou ma% do so in an% reasona$le manner* $ut not in an% wa% that suggests the
licensor endorses %ou or %our use.
0hare2li.e ? !f %ou remi)* transform* or $uild upon the material* %ou must distri$ute %our
contri$utions under the same license as the original.
For CC +,-#C-SA Journals! &he 2uthor and the 3ournal agree that e0cholarship will pu$lish the article under a
"reative "ommons 2ttri$ution(@on"ommercial(0hare2li.e license* which is incorporated herein $% reference and
is further specified at http://creativecommons.org/licenses/$%(nc(sa/;.</legalcode. 2 $rief summar% of the license
agreement as presented to users is listed $elow:
=ou are free to:
0hare > cop% and redistri$ute the material in an% medium or format1
2dapt > remi)* transform* and $uild upon the material.
Under the following terms:
2ttri$ution ? =ou must give appropriate credit* provide a lin. to the license* and indicate if
changes were made. =ou ma% do so in an% reasona$le manner* $ut not in an% wa% that suggests the
licensor endorses %ou or %our use.
@on"ommercial ? =ou ma% not use the material for commercial purposes.
0hare2li.e ? !f %ou remi)* transform* or $uild upon the material* %ou must distri$ute %our
contri$utions under the same license as the original.
&he 2uthor warrants as follows:
+a/ that the 2uthor has the full power and authorit% to ma.e this agreement1
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+$/ that the -or. does not infringe an% cop%rights or trademar.s* nor violate an% proprietar% rights* nor contain an%
li$elous matter* nor invade the privac% of an% person or third part%1 and
+c/ that no right in the -or. has in an% wa% $een sold* mortgaged* or otherwise disposed of* and that the -or. is
free from all liens and claims.
&he 2uthor understands that once the -or. is deposited in e0cholarship* a full $i$liographic citation to the -or.
will remain visi$le in perpetuit%* even if the -or. is updated or removed.
For authors who are not employees of the University of California add the following!
&he 2uthor agrees to hold &he 'egents of the Universit% of "alifornia* the "alifornia #igital Li$rar%* the 3ournal*
and its agents harmless for an% losses* claims* damages* awards* penalties* or in4uries incurred* including an%
reasona$le attorne%5s fees that arise from an% $reach of warrant% or for an% claim $% an% third part% of an alleged
infringement of cop%right or an% other intellectual propert% rights arising from the #epositor6s su$mission of
materials with the "alifornia #igital Li$rar% or of the use $% the Universit% of "alifornia or other users of such
materials.
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