A License to Publish is an agreement between the author and the publisher that grants to the latter certain reproduction, communication and publishing rights necessary for the reproduction and dissemination of the scientific output. Such a license does not include the transfer of copyright to the publisher.
A ‘License to Publish’ is signed by the author, with the exception of cases where the signature of the copyright holder is required. Intellectual property ownership of scientific output produced by EMBL members of personnel during their service at EMBL belongs to the Laboratory and therefore, such a ‘License to Publish’ must be signed by an authorised EMBL representative (Directors of EMBL and EMBO, Heads of Units, Duty Stations).
Examples of such licenses are, for instance, the ones provided by SpringerNature, AAAS (Science), Wiley, Oxford University Press, PNAS, Royal Society of Chemistry.
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