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- Managing the peer-review process
- Copy editing the content using scientifically trained, professional editors
- Laying out the material to maximise readership and accessibility
- Adding reference links and downloadable citation data to digital content
- Promoting to the broad scientific community
- Managing the subscription process
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- Use the work for non-commercial purposes within their institution subject to the usual copyright licencing agency arrangements
- Use the work for further research and presentations at meetings and conferences
- Use the illustrations (line art, photographs, figures, plates) and research data in their own future works
- Share print or digital copies of their work with colleagues for personal use or study
- Include the work in part or in full in a thesis provided it is not published for commercial gain
- Place his/her pre-publication version of the work on a pre-print server
- Place his/her pre-publication version of the work on a personal website or institutional repository on condition that there is a link to the definitive version on the CSIRO Publishing web site.
Authors may also order hardcopy reprints of their papers at the time they complete author corrections. Authors may create links to their papers from their personal webpages.
CSIRO Publishing supplies the corresponding authors with a free PDF of their paper upon publication. This file can be used to:
• send to individual colleagues for non-commercial purposes
• print out and distribute to colleagues attending any conference presentation you make
• include in a course pack, subject to the usual copyright licensing agency arrangements.
However, the PDF may not be included on any website or on any server, including an institutional repository without prior approval.
Authors are expected to clear all third party intellectual property rights and obtain formal permission from their respective institutions before submission, where necessary.
View the general Licence to Publish.
For journals published in partnership with societies, select the appropriate Licence to Publish:
- Australian Health Review
- Australian Journal of Primary Health
- Australian Mammalogy
- Exploration Geophysics
- Health Promotion Journal of Australia
- Historical Records of Australian Science
- International Journal of Wildland Fire
- Journal of Primary Health Care
- The Rangeland Journal
Authors of all other material (books, CD-ROMs, etc.) will be invited to negotiate a contract for their work with CSIRO Publishing.
Authors in selected journals may also choose to publish their papers Open Access.
For all papers marked as Open Access, you are free to share - to copy, distribute and transmit the work - under the following conditions.
Attribution. You must attribute the work in the manner specified by the author or licensor (but not in any way that suggests that they endorse you or your use of the work).
Non Commercial. You may not use this work for commercial purposes.
No Derivative Works. You may not alter, transform, or build upon this work.
- For any reuse or distribution, you must make clear to others the license terms of this work. The best way to do this is with a link to http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/
- Any of the above conditions can be waived if you obtain permission from CSIRO Publishing. Contact the Permissions Manager.
- Nothing in this license impairs or restricts the author´s moral rights.
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