Rights of Author(s)

At CalMathSoc, we're dedicated to protecting your rights as an author, and ensuring that any and all legal information and copyright regulations are addressed. Whether an author is published with CalMathSoc or any other publisher, we hold ourselves and our colleagues to the highest standards of ethics, responsibility and legal obligation.

As a journal author, you retain rights for large number of author uses, including use by your employing institute or company. These rights are retained and permitted without the need to obtain specific permission from Elsevier. These include:

  • the right to make copies (print or electric) of the journal article for their own personal use, including for their own classroom teaching use;
  • the right to make copies and distribute copies (including via e-mail) of the journal article to research colleagues, for personal use by such colleagues (but not for Commercial Purpose);
  • the right to post a pre-print version of the journal article on Internet web sites including electronic pre-print servers, and to retain indefinitely such version on such servers or sites;
  • the right to post a revised personal version of the text of the final journal article (to reflect changes made in the peer review process) on the author's personal or institutional web site or server, incorporating the complete citation of the article;
  • the right to present the journal article at a meeting or conference and to distribute copies of such paper or article to the delegates attending the meeting;
  • for the author’s employer, if the journal article is a ‘work for hire’, made within the scope of the author’s employment, the right to use all or part of the information in (any version of) the journal article for other intra-company use (e.g. training), including by posting the article on secure, internal corporate intranets;
  • patent and trademark rights and rights to any process or procedure described in the journal article;
  • the right to include the journal article, in full or in part, in a thesis or dissertation;
  • the right to use the journal article or any part thereof in a printed compilation of works of the author, such as collected writings or lecture notes (subsequent to publication of the article in the journal); and
  • the right to prepare other derivative works, to extend the journal article into book-length form, or to otherwise re-use portions or excerpts in other works, with full acknowledgement of its original publication in the journal.