License Agreement

Intellectual Property

The submitting author warrants and represents that:

1. They are authorised by the co-authors to enter these arrangements with the publisher and to make declarations on behalf of the co-authors.

2.1 The submitting author and co-authors are the sole authors of the article and have full authority to enter into this agreement and in granting rights to Veruscript are not in breach of any other obligation; or the submitting author and co-authors are the sole authors of the article and have the copyright holder's permission to act on their behalf if applicable.

2.2 The article is original, has not been published elsewhere, and is not under consideration elsewhere.

2.3 The material contains no violation of any existing duty of confidentiality, contract or intellectual property rights (including without limitation copyright, patent or trademark or other third-party right).

2.4 The article contains nothing that is unlawful, libellous, or which would, if published, constitute a breach of contract or of confidence or of commitment given to secrecy.

2.5 If the article includes excerpts from copyrighted works, the authors have obtained permission from the copyright holders of such material to enable the authors to grant the rights contained herein and that such material has been appropriately acknowledged in the article. Copies or evidence of such permissions have been provided to Veruscript.

2.6 All statements purporting to be facts contained in the article are true at the time of publication and any formula or instruction contained in the article will not, if followed accurately, cause any injury, illness or damage to the user.

2.7 They will indemnify and keep indemnified Veruscript in respect of claims made against it by third parties for copyright infringement related to publication of the material, or any actions concerning the ownership of the material or rights to publish the material.

3.1 If the copyright belongs to the authors, the article, if editorially accepted for publication, shall be published by Veruscript and shall be licenced under the Creative Commons Attribution License 4.0.

3.2 If the copyright belongs to the employer of one or more authors, in addition the submitting author will obtain the agreement of the said employer, by way of a signed copy of the employer licence agreement, to license the article, if accepted for publication, under the Creative Commons Attribution License 4.0.

3.3 If the law requires that the article be published in the public domain, (US federal government employee), the submitting author will notify Veruscript at the time of submission and the article shall be published by Veruscript, if accepted, under the Creative Commons CC0 1.0 Public Domain Dedication waiver.

Notes

The CC-BY license allows users to freely access, share and adapt the material in any medium or format, for any purpose (including commercial), so long as the following conditions are met:

  • The original authors and source must be appropriately credited;
  • Changes to the original material should be indicated;
  • Shared or adapted material under the CC-BY licence must not be subject to additional restrictions;
  • The license under which the material is published should be indicated and linked to.

The CC0 licence dedicates the work to the public domain. No copyright exists. Users are free to share and adapt the work in any medium or format, for any purpose (including commercial), without conditions of attribution. However, other rights (such as trademark or privacy rights) may exist and are not affected by this licence.