Copyright Transfer Agreement (CTA)

It is a legal requirement for Publication to receive a signed Copyright Transfer Agreement (CTA) before publication of your contribution can proceed. Signed forms are required for all contribution types (apart from letters and correspondence). This policy also facilitates international protection against infringement, libel or plagiarism; enables the most efficient processing of publishing licensing and permissions in order that the contribution be made available to the fullest extent both directly and through intermediaries, and in both print and electronic form; and enables Journal to maintain the integrity of a contribution once refereed and accepted for publication by facilitating centralized management of all media forms including linking, reference validation and distribution.