Cicendo Journal Management System (CJMS) publishing agreement that expands author rights and clarifies author responsibilities.

CJMS Journal Publishing Agreement (JPA), is a result of CJMS ongoing efforts to provide the best possible publishing experience for our authors. That experience includes efficient online manuscript submission; rapid, responsible peer review and publication; global distribution; the award-winning CJMS Web Editions Platform; and now, extensive author use rights.

There are several key points of difference between the new JPA and the CJMS Copyright Status Form:

  • The new agreement specifically addresses what authors can do with different versions of their manuscript — e.g. use in theses and collections, teaching and training, conference presentations, sharing with colleagues, and posting on Web sites and repositories. The terms under which these uses can occur are clearly identified to prevent misunderstandings that could jeopardize final publication of a manuscript (Section II, Permitted Uses by Authors).
  • The new agreement clarifies that the transfer of copyright in Supporting Information is nonexclusive. Authors may use or authorize the use of Supporting Information in which they hold copyright for any purpose and in any format (Section I, Copyright).
  • The new agreement extends key terms of use to author's previously published work with CJMS — as long as the same conditions of use are met (Section III, Retained and Other Rights).
  • Behaviors expected of CJMS authors are more fully addressed throughout the agreement (Appendix A, Section I: Author Warranties and Obligations).

The JPA shines a spotlight on two programs already available to you as an author. The first,  AuthorChoice, provides you or your funding agencies the opportunity to sponsor immediate, unrestricted online access to your final published article. The other is ACS Articles on Request, which allows convenient, free distribution of your published journal article via author-directed links that are provided to you upon Web publication of your article.

The JPA is a direct result of the extensive review and consultation process undertaken by a task force consisting of CJMS journal authors, editors, librarians, governance members, and legal counsel.

Visit the CJMS Publishing Center for tools to help you better understand the new agreement, including Forms and Instructions for the Journal Publishing Agreement, FAQs, and an Easy Reference User Guide [PDF].