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Copyright Policies

Authors' Rights

When an article is accepted for publication in JVIB, the author transfers to AFB the exclusive rights comprised in the copyright of the work, as stated in JVIB's Copyright Transfer Agreement that is signed by all JVIB authors, including but not limited to the right to publish the work and the material contained therein throughout the world, in all languages, and in all media of expression now known or later developed, and to license or permit others to do so. Despite the transfer of copyright, JVIB authors retain certain rights to their work.

Distribution

The author retains the right to make photocopies of the work for internal distribution within the institution that employs the author. Authors need to include the following notice of copyright whenever photocopies are made of the work:

Reproduced with permission of AFB Press, American Foundation for the Blind, from (the author), Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness, (volume), (p. or pp.), copyright © (date) by AFB Press. All rights reserved.

Classroom Use

Authors retain the right to make photocopies of all or part of the work for use in the authors' classroom teaching. Authors need to include the following notice of copyright whenever photocopies are made of the work:

Reproduced with permission of AFB Press, American Foundation for the Blind, from (the author), Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness, (volume), (p. or pp.), copyright © (date) by AFB Press. All rights reserved.

Publications and Other Uses in Print

Authors retain the right to use, after publication, all or part of the work in a book by the author, or a collection of the author's work. In addition, authors retain the right to use figures and tables from the work, and up to 250 words of text, for any purposes. In both cases, the following statement of copyright needs to be included:

Reproduced with permission of AFB Press, American Foundation for the Blind, from (the author), Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness, (volume), (p. or pp.), copyright © (date) by AFB Press. All rights reserved.

Presentations

Authors retain the right to make oral presentations of material from the work.

Digital Repositories

Although authors are not permitted to distribute electronically or publish online the final, published version of their article, authors are permitted post or distribute three earlier versions of their manuscript: (1) the submitted version, (2) the peer reviewed version, or (3) the accepted version. Only these three categories of manuscripts may be posted on the author's own or their institution's web site.

Public Repositories

JVIB authors whose work was funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) are required by NIH to submit the final peer-reviewed manuscript to the digital archive PubMed Central within six months of publication, according to the NIH Public Access Policy. JVIB assumes the responsibility of submission, and will submit the final, accepted PDF version of the authors' work to the NIH repository.

Private Repositories or Personal Websites

Authors who choose to post their articles on their own or their institutions' websites need to include with the article one of the following statements, depending on the article's status.

Prior to Acceptance

Upon submitting an article to JVIB, the author must include the following statement with any online postings of the article. If the article is rejected by the editor in chief, the author may remove the notice upon receipt of the rejection letter.

File created (month/day/year). This is not the final version of record. The following article has been submitted to the Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness (JVIB). After it has been published, it will be found at http://www.jvib.org.

Upon Acceptance and Prior to Publication

When the article has been peer reviewed and accepted by JVIB, the author must include the following statement with any online postings of the article.

File created (month/day/year). This is not the final version of record. The following article has been accepted by the Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness (JVIB). After it has been published, it will be found at http://www.jvib.org.

Upon Publication

After publication in JVIB by AFB Press, the author is required to post the following copyright notice:

File created (month/day/year). This is not the final version of record. The following article was published in the Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness, (volume), (p. or pp.). The final version of record can be found at http://www.jvib.org.

Academic Permissions

Prior to photocopying items for educational classroom use, please contact the Copyright Clearance Center, Customer Service, 222 Rosewood Drive, Danvers, MA 01923; phone: 978-750-8400; fax: 978-750-4470; e-mail: <info@copyright.com>. Requests to reprint articles, tables, or figures should also be addressed to the Copyright Clearance Center.

Reprints

Reprints of single copies of JVIB articles can be ordered for a fee. Please contact JVIB Customer Service, AFB Press, Attn: Heather Spence, 1000 Fifth Avenue, Suite 350, Huntington, WV 25701; fax: 917-210-3979; e-mail: <jvib@afb.net>. Reprints in multiples of 100 can be ordered from The Sheridan Press; phone: 800-352-2210 or 717-632-3535; fax: 717-633-8929; web site: <www.sheridanreprints.com>.

Microfilm

Journal copies are available on microfilm from University Microfilms, 300 North Zeeb Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48106.

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