Understanding copyright protection and providing proper support on copyright-related issues presents several challenges for editorial professionals. In this post Libby Morgan Beri breaks down the basics of copyright, explaining what copyright does and does not protect, how long copyright lasts, and how Creative Commons licenses work. This is a must-read for any editorial professional in the scholarly publishing space looking to understand the fundamentals of copyright.
Sometimes a journal’s list of policies can be daunting, especially when authors are eager to have their latest research published as soon as possible. Is it necessary that every submission adhere to all established policies? In a word, yes. In this third post in a series dedicated to editorial office policies, Terri Bowen and Jennifer Mahar share their thoughts on the types of policies every journal should have.