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Per your request, attached is a copy of William Mitchell Law Review's generic author agreement. Thank you!
-- Kate Johansen William Mitchell College of Law Law Review, Editor-in-Chief (Volume 35)
Agreement dated ____________, 2008, between (“Author”), and the William Mitchell Law Review (“Review”). The Author shall submit, and the Review may publish, an article or essay (“the Work”) about immigration in Volume 35, Issue 1 of the William Mitchell Law Review.
The parties agree to the following terms:
(1) The Author agrees to meet all deadlines set by the Review after acceptance of the manuscript. Such deadlines may include, but are not limited to, receipt of diskettes or e-mail, receipt of cited material for form and accuracy editing, and editorial changes requested by the Review in accordance with Section (4) of this Agreement. Failure to meet deadlines shall be grounds for cancellation of publication of the Work.
(2) The Author shall submit the Work with citations as footnotes in the form set out in A Uniform System of Citation, Eighteenth Edition (“the Bluebook”) and in accordance with the form and style criteria set forth in this section. The Review agrees to publish the Work in a format that generally conforms to guidelines set out in the Bluebook. The Author must provide all citations necessary for the accuracy and completion of the Work. All propositions, factual references, statutory provisions, and cases shall be cited accurately, in proper Bluebook form.
(3) The Review reserves discretion to edit the Work in accordance with The Chicago Manual of Style and Strunk and White’s The Elements of Style. The Review will use its best efforts to ensure that the Work, as published, accurately represents the views of the Author. The Author has final say over the Work’s substance, while the Review has final say over the Work’s technical aspects including typography, grammar, and style.
(4) The Author shall submit the manuscript to the Review in Microsoft Word.
(5) If the Work is inaccurate, inadequately cited, incomplete, or rendered inaccurate after acceptance but before publication (whether due to statutory, judicial, or other changes in the relevant law, or other legal or extra-legal events relating to the Work’s subject matter), then regardless of the cause, the Review reserves the right to cancel publication of the Work if such inaccuracies cannot be cured by the Author in a reasonable time or to a reasonable degree, in light of the aforementioned events and the Review’s publication schedule. The Author agrees to work with the Review’s staff to ensure the Work’s ultimate accuracy and timeliness.
(6) Upon submission of the Work to the Review, the Author represents and warrants that: (i) the Author is the sole author of the Work and has full power to execute this Agreement; (ii) the Work is original to the Author and it has not been published previously; and (iii) the Work does not infringe statutory copyrights or common law literary rights of others, does not violate any rights of privacy, and is not libelous of any person.
(7) The Review reserves the right to seek compensatory damages resulting from the Author’s breach of any representation or warranty contained in this agreement. Such damages may include, but shall not be limited to (a) statutory copyright damages and (b) costs the Review must incur to republish the Review to eliminate plagiarized works from the Review.
(8) The Review’s acceptance of a late manuscript or failure to enforce any term in this agreement is not a waiver of any of the Review’s rights under this agreement.
(9) The Author grants the Review a nonexclusive license to publish the Work in Volume 35, Issue 1 of the Review as well as on the Review’s Internet site. William Mitchell Law Review shall be cited as the original source in any subsequent publication of, or reference to, the Work.
(10) The Author will receive a copy of the Work, in preliminary format, at least once prior to publication, as edited by the Review staff, for the purpose of reviewing the Work for substantive or technical errors made in preparing the manuscript for publication.
(11) The Review will provide the Authors with fifty (50) complimentary copies of the Work. Additional copies may be ordered, prior to publication, at a cost to be agreed upon.
(12) The Review agrees to ensure that the Work is submitted to Westlaw and LEXIS-NEXIS for inclusion in their electronic databases, and the Author agrees to the inclusion of the Work in those electronic databases and other databases affiliated with Westlaw and LEXIS-NEXIS.
(13) This agreement is the complete agreement regarding the relationship between the Author and the William Mitchell Law Review, and replaces any prior oral or written communications.
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(Executive Editor Name) (date) Executive Editor William Mitchell Law Review
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