[Coral-List] Posting Links to Copyrighted Material
jim.hendee at noaa.gov
Wed Nov 28 07:28:38 EST 2007
Recently some authors have made reference to their Web sites for
researchers to download their published material. I have been not so
gently reminded by a well know journal's Editor that posting copyrighted
material is against the agreement of many (if not most) journals, and I
can't blame them for being upset (if you're an author who's ever
received money for your published work, you can certainly understand!).
Though it's not my business to be a copyright cop, I really don't want
to get in the middle of this (I don't intend to track down every posted
Web site), and I'm sure you don't, either, so I would just advise that
you PLEASE review carefully your contracts before posting to Coral-List
any links to your articles posted on your Web site. This is not to say
don't post the reference itself--we would all dearly love to continue to
see you do that--just be sure you abide by your publisher's rules.
Thank you, and keep on writing and publishing!
James C. Hendee, Ph.D.
Coral Health and Monitoring Program
Ocean Chemistry Division
Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
U.S. Department of Commerce
4301 Rickenbacker Causeway
Miami, FL 33149-1026
Voice: (305) 361-4396
Fax: (305) 361-4447
Email: jim.hendee at noaa.gov
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