In all INSTICC publications, the copyright to the contribution is transferred from the Author to the Publisher, i.e. Science and Technology Publications, (SCITEPRESS) Lda. The copyright transfer covers the rights to reproduce and distribute the contribution, including reprints, translations, photographic reproductions, microform, electronic form (offline, online), or any other reproductions of similar nature, including book publication.
The Author retains the rights to publish the contribution in his/her own website or in his/her employer’s website, as long as it is clearly stated in which publication or event it was originally published in and a link to the original publication or event is made.
The Author warrants that his/her contribution is original, except for such excerpts from copyrighted works as may be included with the permission of the copyright holder and author thereof, that it contains no libelous statements and does not infringe on any copyright, trademark, patent, statutory right, or propriety right of others. The Author signs for and accepts responsibility for releasing this material on behalf of any and all co-authors.
In return for these rights, the publisher agrees to have the identified contribution published, at its own cost and expense, in the publication or conference proceedings the paper is submitted to.
Please note: This is a shortened version of the copyright agreement which authors will sign when publishing at an INSTICC event or publication. This agreement can vary and it is important to read the specific copyright agreement for each event or publication thoroughly.