Quinnipiac Probate Law Journal
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QUINNIPIAC PROBATE LAW JOURNAL PUBLICATION AGREEMENT
Article Title: Author:
1. The Quinnipiac Probate Law Journal (the “Journal”) accepts the above captioned article (the “Article”) for publication in Volume XX, Number X of the Journal.
2. The copyright in the Article shall remain in the Author and nothing in this Agreement shall be construed as an assignment of copyright ownership to the Journal. Except as otherwise provided in this Agreement, all rights in the Article under the Copyright Act of 1976 belong to the Author.
3. The Author grants to the Journal the exclusive right to publish the Article for a period of one year from the date when the first issue is mailed to the Journal’s subscribers. During this period, the Author shall not publish the Article, or any portion thereof, in any other law review, scholarly publication, or otherwise, nor shall the Author authorize any other party to do so, without the prior written consent of the Journal.
4. After the expiration of the one-year restriction contained in Paragraph 3 of this Agreement, the Author has the right to reprint or to republish the Article, or any portion thereof, in any book or article that the Author may write or contribute to, but only in compliance with the provisions of Paragraph 5 of this Agreement.
5. Any reproduction or republication of the Article, other than a photocopied duplicate of an original printed copy, must bear the legend that the Article first appeared in the Journal using a citation form similar to the one set out immediately below, or a citation form that may then be commonly used. For example: x Quinnipiac Prob. L. J. y (z), where “x” indicates the volume number, “y” represents the page of the issue on which the Article begins, and “z” represents the year of the publication.
6. Notwithstanding the one-year restriction contained in Paragraph 3 of this Agreement, the Author may at all times use and/or distribute original printed copies or photocopied duplicates of the Article, or any portion thereof, as it appeared in the Journal, whether for personal, professional, or teaching purposes. The Author also has the right to reprint or to publish the Article, or any portion thereof, in any book or article that the Author may write or contribute to, but only in compliance with the provisions of Paragraphs 3, 4, and 5 of this Agreement.
7. The Author specifically grants to the Journal the exclusive right to authorize the republication and distribution of the Article through computerized legal research services, including but not limited to LEXIS and WESTLAW, and similar databases, in any language and in any country.
8. The Journal shall have at all times the right to print, distribute, sell and use the Article, or any portion thereof, in all manners customary in journal administration, including but not limited to the following: as individual reprints; as part of Volume XX Number X; as part of bound volumes including Volume XX Number X; as part of collections of essays that may appear in different volumes of the Journal produced by the Journal in its name; and as microfilm or electronic reproductions of any of the foregoing.
9. If the Journal is approached by another publisher (“Publisher”) seeking permission to publish the Article in any form other than those authorized in Paragraphs 5 and 6 above, the Journal shall have the nonexclusive right to grant such permission to the Publisher. The Publisher will be required to print the legend described in Paragraph 5.
10. To the extent permitted by applicable law, the Author grants all of the foregoing rights free of any royalty or other participatory claim.
11. The Author represents and warrants that the Article has not been published before, constitutes the author’s own original work, and does not violate, in whole or in part, any existing copyright. The Author also represents and warrants that to the best of the Author’s knowledge and belief, the Article does not defame, invade the privacy of, violate the civil rights of, or otherwise infringe the rights of any person, living or dead.
12. The Author represents and warrants full power to enter this Agreement and to convey the rights granted therein.
13. This Agreement is subject to the understanding that the ordinary editing processes of the Journal will be diligently pursued.
14. This Agreement shall be construed as a contract made under the laws of the State of Connecticut.
15. This Agreement constitutes the sole expression of all understanding between the Author and the Journal and with respect to the Journal’s agreement to publish the Article and with respect to copyright and republication rights. This Agreement shall only be modified in writing.
Signed: (Author) _________________________________ Date: ________
Printed Name: _________________________________