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Many publishers have developed their own publishing agreement containing the terms and conditions under which they wish to publish an article. As a result of the changing scholarly environment a publisher probably finds increasingly more that an author is amending the publishing agreement to assert his/her rights.

If a publisher has not crafted a publishing agreement or if the publisher wants to use an agreement that is balancing the rights of the publisher and those of an author, the publisher could use this Licence to publish The translations of the Licence to publish are adjusted to the jurisdiction of the countries.

- Licence to publish (pdf / doc)
- Licentie tot publiceren (pdf / doc)
- Licencia para publicar (pdf / doc)
- Contrat d’édition (pdf / doc)
- Publiceringslicens (pdf / doc)

If the author signs this Licence to publish / Licentie tot publiceren / Licence a publier and sends it to the publisher, the latter is granted a sole licence for certain copyright related acts which have an economic or commercial objective with respect to the article. At the same time the author retains certain rights for various, key needs for optimal access to the article.

This licence makes no difference between pre prints, post prints or published articles but stipulates that the published version of the author’s article can be disseminated via an institutional or centralised repository immediately after publication or after an embargo period of maximum six (6) months.

This licence can also be used in the case of multiple authors. One of the clauses deals with this.
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