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To satisfy US copyright laws, we MUST have a dated release of copyright. Your submission will serve as the dated release of copyright and upon submission, NO FURTHER ACTION is required.
As corresponding author, the moment you submit your manuscript, you automatically agree to the following contract for all authors.
“In consideration of PNG Publications taking action in reviewing and editing my(our) submitted manuscript, the author(s) hereby transfer(s), assign(s), or otherwise convey(s) copyright ownership to PNG Publications. The author(s) declare(s) that the manuscript contains no matter that is, to the best of the author(s) knowledge, libelous or unlawful, or that infringes upon any US copyright. In the event the manuscript is NOT accepted for publication, copyrights revert to the author(s).”
If additional questions arise, feel free to contact the Journal offices.
The Copyright Clearance Center has produced an excellent first of its kind Copyright Basics Video to help educate faculty, students, or anyone about the ins and outs of copyright law.