Self-Archiving and Rules for the Use of PDF Reprints
By approving an article for publication in a collected volume or periodical, the author transfers the exclusive publishing right to the article to the publisher in principle until the expiry of the copyright (usually for a period of 18 months from publication of the article providing that no agreement to the contrary has been made).
This applies to both printed and electronic versions of the article, as well as storage of the article in databases and online and offline distribution.
The author may send the PDF of his/her article by email to peers for personal use or use the PDF in his/her own seminars and courses. Commercial use or systematic distribution of the PDF is not permitted.
The following regulations apply to online archiving:Provided that no contractual agreement to the contrary has been made with the publisher, the print version of the article (PDF) may be self-archived online 18 months after publication of the article. However, this is only permitted on the author’s personal website or on a server at the research institution at which the author works. Permission from the publisher is not required for this, however a full reference detailing the source should be included.
Materials from external sources, in particular illustrations, are excluded from this regulation. For such sources, the rights of use must be obtained from the relevant rights holder.
➨ Please note: Author profiles on collective platforms such as Academia.edu are not considered to be personal websites in this sense!
Republication of articles/licences and reprintsProvided that no agreement to the contrary has been made, the author has the right to freely dispose of his/her text 18 months after the publication of the article and to otherwise publish the text in both printed and electronic form. The PDF provided by the publisher may not be used for this purpose.
Permission from the publisher is required to self-archive or republish the article before the expiry of the aforementioned period.
If you have any questions about rights, licences or self-archiving please get in touch with Andrea Johari: firstname.lastname@example.org / Telefon 0611-530 903