Copyright Policy

JERHRE seeks to build a worldwide community of investigators who work collaboratively to establish ethical best practices in human research. Those investigators, their colleagues and students, and other stakeholders in the human research enterprise need to share ideas, methods, documents and data in order to attain a comprehensive understanding what is ethical in relation to culture and context. To make full and convenient use of material published in JERHRE, the editor and University of California Press, the non-profit university publisher of the journal, have adopted the following copyright policies.

For ease of administration and protection against infringement, authors are encouraged to transfer their copyright to the journal. While this may on the surface seem restrictive, it should be made clear that University of California Press has enacted some of the most progressive, author-friendly scholarly publishing policies currently available: the Press is designated under the SHERPA/ROMEO Self-Archiving Project as a "Green" publisher (see http:// and allows authors significant flexibility and control over how and where their journal content is reproduced.

More specifically, authors who contribute to JERHRE retain exclusive rights to use their articles for internal education, classroom use, or other research purposes of their own institutions or companies; to post the article on their personal or institutional websites; to post the article on free, discipline-specific public servers of preprints and/or postprints; and, to publish the article or permit it to be published by other publishers, as part of any book or anthology of which they are the author or editor, subject only to their giving proper credit to the original publication, unless the anthology is drawn primarily from JERHRE. Additional uses, including commercial and for-profit republication, require permission from University of California Press .

Accordingly, a Copyright Agreement has been developed that further defines permitted educational and research use of the work. The Agreement is signed upon publication in the journal.

Posting Requirements for Authors :

To deter misuse of authors' articles and to ensure citation consistency, when posting preprints and postprints online, University of California Press kindly asks that the following requirements be met:

Preprints: If a JERHRE author deposits an unedited "working paper" or preprint to a website, he or she must clearly state on the site that the article has been accepted for publication in JERHRE and note its location on Caliber ( and when it will be published.

Postprints: Once an author's article is published, he or she must remove the preprint from the site and replace it with a postprint. The author may not use the Publisher-generated PDF, and he or she must display the following Publisher's Statement in tandem with posting:

"Published as [provide complete bibliographic citation, as appears in the print version of JERHRE]. Copyright © [Year] by Joan Sieber. Copying and permissions notice: Authorization to copy this content beyond fair use (as specified in Sections 107 and 108 of the U. S. Copyright Law) for internal or personal use, or the internal or personal use of specific clients, is granted by the University of California Press on behalf of Joan Sieber for libraries and other users, provided that they are registered with and pay the specified fee via Rightslink® on Caliber ( or directly with the Copyright Clearance Center,"

Additional information for authors, including University of California Press 's Journal Copyright Guidelines and resources on fair use, permissions and reprints, can be found at .

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