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RE: Author/Inst. Self-Archiving - Journal of Machine Learning Research

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Date: Sat, 20 Oct 2001 13:34:00 EDT
From: rainer@rainerstumpe.de
To: aokerson@pantheon.yale.edu, ann.okerson@yale.edu
Subject: RE: Author/Inst. Self-Archiving - Journal of Machine
Learning Research

Dear Listmembers,

Scott Melon asked "What is copyrighted - the science or the look?  Is
there a difference?"

The answer is: both. When an author has signed a standard copyright
transmission form, the publisher has all rights to produce copies of the
submission. Only the moral rights are retained by the author. If the
author has deleted the term "exclusive copyright" in the transfer form,
he/she may produce copies (print or electronic) in addition of the

The copyright to the layout and typography is without question with the

The delicate issue is, that by transferring the copyright on a journals
article to the publisher exclusively, the author may not even post the
original manuscript in different layout and typography on the web or
duplicate it in print.

A brief discussion of copyright issues, including links to the current
versions of copyright laws can be found at http://www.EuroSciPubl.de.

Enjoy reading the law!
Rainer Stumpe
European Science Publisher