Copyright Pitfalls in Multiple-Author Scholarly Publishing

Copyright Pitfalls in Multiple-Author Scholarly Publishing

Marketing and Communications May 18, 2015 By: Nathan J. Breen

Associations that publish scholarly journals face a range of specialized legal issues, particularly regarding copyright. Articles often have more than one author, creating an additional layer of complexity. Here's how to avoid potential pitfalls.

Thanks to advances in technology, people today use all manner of ways to stay connected. Recognizing this development, the law has come a long way from the days when pen-and-ink signatures, notarized documents, and other formalities were required. In most settings, an agreement formed electronically is just as valid as one formed through the exchange of a document printed on paper. ...