Copyright Agreement




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Dear Colleague,

In the event that your original and previously unpublished paper as above and written by author(s) as above has been accepted for publication in our journal, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ("the Journal"), the following terms are submitted for your consideration. If these terms are satisfactory, please sign below and return this agreement to us. We cannot publish your paper without this approval. In the event the article is not judged acceptable for publication in the Journal you will be notified in writing and the copyright and all rights conferred by copyright shall revert to you.

Copyright Assignment: Because the American Astronomical Society (the "Society"), acting through IOP Publishing Limited, is undertaking to publish this paper, and because you desire to have this paper so published, you grant and assign the entire copyright for this paper exclusively to the Society. The copyright consists of all rights protected by the copyright laws of the United States and of all foreign countries, in all languages and forms of communication, whether known or unknown at this time, including the right to furnish the article or the abstracts to abstracting and indexing services, and the right to republish the entire article in any format or medium.

The Society, in turn, grants to you the non-exclusive right of republication, subject only to your giving appropriate credit to the Journal. To protect the copyright in this paper, the original copyright notice as it appears in the Journal should be included in the credit.

Warranty: You warrant that the paper is original with you; that it contains no matter which is defamatory or is otherwise unlawful or which invades individual privacy or infringes any proprietary right or any statutory copyright; and you agree to indemnify and hold the Society harmless against any claim to the contrary. Further, you warrant that you have the right to assign the copyright to the Society and that no portion of the copyright to the paper has been assigned previously. It is understood that the copyright to the paper has not been registered with the Library of Congress, but that in the event such registration has taken place you will promptly transfer the copyright to the Society.

Previous Publication and Permission: You warrant that the paper has not been published elsewhere in whole or in part (except as may be set out in a rider annexed hereto and signed by the Society) and that no agreement to publish is outstanding. Should the paper contain material which requires written permission for inclusion in the paper, such permission shall be obtained at your own expense from the copyright proprietor and submitted for review to the editor of the Journal with the manuscript.

Compensation and Subsidiary Rights: It is understood that you will receive no monetary compensation from the Society for the assignment of copyright and publication of the paper. Please note, however, that you may grant or deny requests to reprint this paper in books or journals.

Who Should Sign: The agreement should be signed by at least one of the authors (who agrees to inform the others, if any) or, in the case of a work made for hire, by the employer.

An author who is a U.S. Government officer or employee and who prepared the paper as part of his or her official duties does not own any copyright in it. If at least one of the authors is not in this category, that author should sign below. If all the authors are in this category, please check here and return this form.

☐ All authors prepared the paper as part of their official duties as a U.S. Government officer or employee, so no copyright can be claimed.




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Please return ALL of this form as soon as possible to IOP Publishing Ltd, Dirac House, Temple Back, Bristol BS1 6BE, UK or fax to +44 (0)117 929 4318.

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