aps copyright

Paul Ginsparg 505-667-7353 ginsparg at qfwfq.lanl.gov
Thu Dec 4 16:52:47 EST 1997


                         THE AMERICAN PHYSICAL SOCIETY

Under U.S. copyright law, the transfer of copyright from the author(s)
should be explicitly stated to enable the publisher to disseminate the work
to the fullest extent.  The following transfer agreement must be signed and
returned to the APS Editorial Office, 1 Research Road, Box 9000, Ridge, NY
11961-9000 before the manuscript can be published.  Send requests for further
information to the Administrative Editor at the above address.

                        TRANSFER OF COPYRIGHT AGREEMENT

Copyright to the unpublished and original article and subsequent, if necessary,
errata, including copyright to the abstract forming part thereof, entitled

______________________________________________________________________________

submitted by the following author(s) (names of all authors)___________________

______________________________________________________________________________

is hereby transferred to The American Physical Society (APS) for the full
term thereof throughout the world, subject to the following rights that
the author(s) may freely exercise and to acceptance of the article for
publication in a journal of APS.  APS shall have the right to register
copyright to the article and the accompanying abstract in its name as
claimant, whether separately or as part of the journal issue or other medium
in which such work is included.

The author(s) shall have the following rights:
(1) All proprietary rights other than copyright, such as patent rights.
(2) The right, after publication by APS, to refuse permission to third parties
    to republish an article or a translation thereof.  Those seeking reprint
    permission must seek the author(s)' permission directly, in addition to
    obtaining APS' permission.  However, it is not necessary to obtain
    permission from APS [only from the author(s)] to quote excerpts from an
    article or to reprint figures or tables therefrom, as long as no more than
    25 figures and/or tables from the totality of APS journals are to be
    reprinted in a single publication.
(3) The right, after publication by APS, to use all or part of the article and
    abstract, without revision or modification, in personal compilations or
    other publications of the author's own works, including the author's
    personal web home page, and to make copies of all or part of such materials
    for the author's use for lecture or classroom purposes, provided that the
    first page of such use or copy prominently displays the bibliographic data
    and the following copyright notice: ``Copyright 19XX by The American
    Physical Society.''
(4) The right to post and update the article on e-print servers as long as
    files prepared and/or formatted by APS or its vendors are not used for that
    purpose, and as long as access to the server does not depend on payment of
    access, subscription, or membership fees.  Any such posting made or updated
    after acceptance of the article for publication shall include a copyright
    notice as in (3).
(5) If the article has been prepared by an employee within the scope of his or
    her employment, the employer shall have the right to make copies of the
    work for his own internal use.  If the article was prepared under a U.S.
    Government contract, the government shall have the rights under the
    copyright to the extent required by the contract.

The author(s) agree that all copies of the whole article or abstract made
under any of the above rights shall include notice of the APS copyright.

By signing this agreement, the author(s) warrant that this manuscript has not
been published elsewhere, and is not being considered for publication
elsewhere.  If each author's signature does not appear below, the signing
author(s) represent that they sign this agreement as authorized agents for
and on behalf of all the authors, and that this agreement and authorization
is made on behalf of all the authors.

______________________________________________________________________________
Author's Signature                                            Date

______________________________________________________________________________
Name (print)

If the manuscript has been prepared as a Work Made For Hire, the transfer
should be signed by both the employee (above) and the employer (below):

_____________________________________________________________________________
                             Name of Employer (print)

_____________________________________________________________________________
Employer's Signature     Name (print)           Title          Date

A work prepared by a U.S. Government officer or employee* as part of his or
her official duties is not eligible for U.S. copyright.  If at least one of
the authors is not in this category, that author should sign above.  If all
the authors are in this category, one of the authors should sign below, and
indicate his or her affiliation.

____________________________________________________________________________
Author's Signature            Institution (e.g., NRL, NIST)    Date

*  Employees of national laboratories, e.g., BNL, are not U.S. Government
   employees.


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Stevan Harnad                     harnad at cogsci.soton.ac.uk
Professor of Cognitive Science    harnad at princeton.edu
Department of Electronics and     phone: +44 23-80 592-582
Computer Science                  fax:   +44 23-80 592-865
University of Southampton         http://www.cogsci.soton.ac.uk/~harnad/
Highfield, Southampton            http://www.princeton.edu/~harnad/
SO17 1BJ UNITED KINGDOM           

NOTE: A complete archive of this ongoing discussion of "Freeing the
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at the American Scientist September Forum (98 & 99):

http://amsci-forum.amsci.org/archives/september98-forum.html






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