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For papers with more that one author, one author is named the Corresponding Author. This author communicates with SCIRP, signs forms and accepts responsibility for releasing the material on behalf of all co-authors.
The Copyright Form has to be signed before the manuscript can be published as a paper. It is advisable to sign and submit the Copyright Format already at the time when the manuscript is submitted. This can help to speed up the publishing process later.
SCIRP asks authors to grant SCIRP a nonexclusive copyright. This facilitates unrestricted publishing of the paper at SCIRP. The term "nonexclusive" means, the authors do not give away their copyright. Authors only "double" the right and share one portion with SCIRP. In this way SCIRP holds now also copyright, but not on its own (not exclusively), because also the authors continue to hold copyright with no restrictions.
SCIRP also returns something for getting the nonexclusive copyright with the author's signature:
The Corresponding Author also declares that all co-authors have agreed to submitting and to publishing the manuscript as a paper.
If the Work was done under an employer, the Corresponding Author acknowledges with the signature to be authorized to sign such a form. A legal representative of the employer has to sign the form if no author if authorized to do it.
Readers/users from the Internet also attain some rights in the paper - User Rights. SCIRP will publish the paper under a Creative Commons (CC) license. The authors have a choice among to types of CC license:
Only these two licenses are acceptable in the "Open Access community". The default for all papers is CC BY. Only if there is a real need the author(s) may specify CC BY-NC. Unnecessary restrictions on the WWW should be avoided and handling of the paper should be kept standard and easy. Just sign the form and the paper will be published CC BY.
AAST COPYRIGHT FORM
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Once signed, the form should be send to:
YAN Yaqin (Jenny), AAST Editorial Assistant
Prof. Dieter SCHOLZ, AAST Editor-in-Chief