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PUBLISHING AGREEMENT


Publication in the Global Studies Journal is based on the following Publishing Agreement:



COMMON GROUND PUBLISHING

PO Box 463, Altona, Victoria, 3018, Australia

http://www.commongroundpublishing.com




PUBLISHING AGREEMENT

  1. COMMON GROUND WILL PUBLISH THIS PAPER OR CHAPTER
    This agreement is between the author(s) of the submitted work and Common Ground Publishing. Common Ground will publish this work in print and electronic formats, separately and/or in a collection of other papers/chapters. Common Ground will provide the author with an electronic copy of the work once it is published.

  2. COPYRIGHT IS THE AUTHOR'S
    Copyright will be attributed to the author(s). The author(s) are granting Common Ground an exclusive international license to publish the work in all formats. Permission to republish or reproduce should be sought from Common Ground. The author may make complimentary electronic or printed copies of the work for teaching; for circulation within the organisation where they work; and post an electronic copy at their own or their organisation’s website. They may also include all or part of the work in any commercial or non-commercial book that they author or edit themselves. In each case, the work must be accompanied by a full citation and a notice that readers must contact Common Ground for permission to reproduce.

  3. THE AUTHOR WILL REFEREE THREE SIMILAR PAPERS OR CHAPTERS
    Each author agrees to review or referee at least three other works on comparable themes and of similar length within twelve months of this agreement. The author(s) may reject a request to review a particular work, but they nevertheless agree either to communicate this or to return a completed review or referee report within two weeks of an email request being made by Common Ground.

  4. THERE IS NO UNLAWFUL MATERIAL
    The author(s) assure the publisher that the material contained in the paper/chapter is not defamatory, unlawful, obscene, invasive of another person's privacy, hateful, racially or ethnically objectionable, abusive, threatening, harmful or in contempt of court, and undertake to indemnify Common Ground against any claims which may be made in situations where material is considered to be any of these things, or has any of these effects.

  5. THERE IS NO INFRINGEMENT OF THE COPYRIGHT OF OTHERS
    The author(s) assure Common Ground that the chapter/paper is based entirely on original material, that it does not infringe anybody else's copyright, and that the author(s) have the right to license copyright to Common Ground. In the case of copyright material, such as the use of quotes or images beyond what is legally considered 'fair use', the author(s) and/or editor(s) will undertake to arrange, and if necessary to pay for, permissions, and place all documentation supporting their claim that these permissions have been secured in the ‘Supporting Documents’ area for this work in CGPublisher online publishing software. These permissions must also be credited within the work itself. The author(s) agree to indemnify Common Ground against any claims as a result of breech of the copyright of others.

  6. ROYALTIES
    The publisher will pay royalties at a rate of 20% of the publisher’s sales revenues, either direct sales revenues through the publisher’s own online bookstore, or indirect sales revenues to other online or physical bookstores. Below a minimum amount of $US50, royalties will be allowed to accumulate. Royalties shall be divided amongst the author(s) on the assumption that their contributions are equal. Royalties will be paid on a six monthly basis. Common Ground will also pay the author 50% of rights purchased for any other purpose—including translation, photocopying and re-publication rights.

  7. THE AUTHOR(S) AGREE TO PUBLICATION
    By submitting their paper for refereeing and then resubmitting the final paper for publication, the principal author (the person who has submitted the paper in its original or revised form) will accept the terms and conditions of this agreement. In the case of multiple authorship, the principal author guarantees Common Ground that they have provided the other authors with a copy of the text for their checking, and that they have all agreed to the terms of this agreement.



Download a copy of the Publishing Agreement here.

Updated January 2006