Inform your patrons: ACS Publications introduces new Journal Publishing Agreement
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UPDATE FROM ACS PUBLICATIONS LIBRARY RELATIONS
ACS Introduces New Publishing Agreement for Journals
As part of ACS’ ongoing efforts to provide the best possible publishing experience for its authors, next week ACS will begin rolling out a new publishing agreement that expands author rights and clarifies author responsibilities.
There are several key points of difference between new JPA and the ACS Copyright Status Form: * The new agreement specifically addresses what authors can do with the different versions of their manuscript – e.g. use in theses and collections, teaching and training, conference presentations, sharing with colleagues, and posting on websites and repositories. The terms under which these uses can occur are clearly identified to prevent misunderstandings that could jeopardize final publication of a manuscript.
* The new agreement clarifies that the transfer of copyright in Supporting Information is nonexclusive. Authors may use or authorize the use of Supporting Information in which they hold copyright for any purpose and in any format.
The JPA is a direct result of the extensive review and consultation process undertaken by a task force consisting of ACS journal authors, editors, librarians, governance members, and legal counsel who identified activities in which today’s authors typically engage, or would like to engage. The JPA incorporates the task force’s recommendations and more clearly communicates ACS Publications policies regarding the use of submitted, accepted and published work.
Please visit the Librarian Resource Center for complete information on the new JPA as well as for tools to assist your patrons: pubs.acs.org/4librarians