International Journal of Research in Engineering Technology
( International Peer Reviewed Open Access Journal ) ISSN [ Online ] : 2455 - 1341
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For the majority of articles published by International Journal of Research in Engineering Technology, we have a policy of acquiring a sole and exclusive licence for all published content, rather than asking authors to transfer ownership of their copyright, which has been common practice in the past. We believe this policy more carefully balances the interests of our authors with our need to maintain the viability and reputation of the journals through which our authors are accorded status, recognition, and widespread distribution. In developing this policy we have been guided by the following principles:
1. As a IJORET publisher, we rely heavily on the good relationships we have with our authors. Having a licensing policy which enables an author to be identified as the owner of the copyright in an article is one of the key ways of demonstrating how highly we value these relationships.
2. An exclusive licence enables the centralised and efficient management of permissions and licencing, ensuring the widest dissemination of the content through intermediaries.
3. Exclusive rights also enable IJORET to take measures on behalf of our authors against infringement, inappropriate use of an article, libel or plagiarism.
4. At the same time, by maintaining exclusive rights, in all media for all published content, we can monitor and uphold the integrity of an article once refereed and accepted for publication to be maintained.
Please note - Although the majority of the articles published by International Journal of Research in Engineering Technology operate exclusive copyright agreements, some of our society journal may require an assignment of copyright. For further information, please refer to the Author Instruction section of the Journal's homepage.