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VIRGINIA LAW REVIEW COPYRIGHT AGREEMENT
September 20, 2006
The Virginia Law Review Association is pleased to have the privilege of publishing your manuscript, provisionally entitled:
We request that you enter into the following agreement relating to the publication of your manuscript. If you have a co-author, we request that you inform him or her of your execution of this agreement. If you are an employee of the United States Government, this agreement is understood to be effective only to the extent that the copyright to your article is transferable.
(1) You grant to the Virginia Law Review Association copyright to your article, except as provided in Paragraph 3.
(2) You grant to the Virginia Law Review Association the right to authorize the publication, reproduction, and distribution of the article in electronic media, computerized retrieval systems, and similar forms, and to transfer such rights.
(3) As author, you retain the following non-exclusive rights:
(a) all proprietary rights other than copyright, such as patent right; (b) the right to use all or part of this article in future works of your own, including lectures, reviews, or books provided that explicit acknowledgment is made of the initial appearance of the article or its excerpts in the Virginia Law Review; (c) the right to make copies for your own teaching use; (d) the right to post your article on academic websites, your own website, a website associated with your school or institution, or a website associated with any workshop, conference, or symposium, provided when the article is published, you will replace any preliminary electronically-posted drafts of the article with the final version, and that prior to publication all electronically-posted drafts will be updated to indicate that the article has been accepted for publication by the Virginia Law Review. Copies of a final electronic version of your article will be provided to you by the Virginia Law Review; (e) the right to use figures and tables in future publication; provided that explicit acknowledgment is made of the initial appearance of the article or its excerpts in the Virginia Law Review. (4) You represent that you have full power and authority to enter into this agreement and to grant the rights transferred herein.
Please indicate your assent by signing the enclosed copy of this Copyright Agreement and returning it to Valerie Listorti in the enclosed envelope. Please contact James Zucker, Editor-in-Chief at email@example.com or at (434) 924-3196 with questions about this Agreement.
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VIRGINIA LAW REVIEW PUBLISHING AGREEMENT
We take great pride in our reputation for publishing every issue on time. To that end, we ask that you enter into the following “Publishing Agreement.”
You represent and warrant that the article constitutes your own work and, in whole or in part, has not been published before and does not constitute plagiarism or an infringement of any existing copyright. You also represent and warrant that the article does not defame, invade the privacy of, violate the civil rights of, or otherwise infringe the rights of any person.
You agree to refrain from making extensive substantive additions to the article without the approval of the Editor-in-Chief and Articles Board of the Virginia Law Review. Extensive substantive additions are defined as increases in the overall length of the piece, amounting to 4000 words or 10% of the length of the piece as initially accepted, whichever is greater. Substantive changes may not be made after the second round of editing without the approval of the Editor-in-Chief.
You agree to comply with draft deadlines and to cooperate fully with the Review’s editorial process. We reserve the right to amend the publication date or revoke publication should production delays so warrant.
Please indicate your assent with the above by signing the Publishing Agreement and returning it to Valerie Listorti in the envelope provided. Please contact James Zucker, Editor-in-Chief, with questions about this Agreement.
Agreed to and accepted:
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