For works published January 2012 and beyond: RSNA has revised its intellectual property policy for RSNA authors beginning with the January 2012 issues of the journals, Radiology and RadioGraphics. All corresponding authors of articles published in 2012 and beyond will automatically be issued a license for use of their images at the time they transfer copyright ownership of their article to RSNA. Please note, the license allows the original RSNA author use of their images (artwork, radiologic images and related captions) and does not allow authors the ability to reuse any text, charts, graphs, tables, and/or software from their article(s) without expressed, written permission from RSNA (email@example.com).
For works published from April 2003-December 2011: RSNA authors whose manuscripts have been published in Radiology and/or RadioGraphics from April 2003-December 2011 have received a license for use of their images from RSNA. This license extends for the full term of the copyright and allows authors to use and sublicense their images to others without requesting permission from RSNA. In order for this license to be effective, it must have been signed and returned to RSNA. If the license was not signed and returned, you must request permission to reuse content from your article through RSNA Rights http://www2.rsna.org/rsnarights/. If authors sublicense their images to commercial parties, they are required to notify the RSNA but need not to request RSNA's permission. Please note, this license is for images (defined as radiologic images, artwork, and related captions) but not for other elements of the accepted manuscript (i.e. text, graphs, tables, charts, and/or software).
Any questions about these policies may be directed to Ashley Daly, Senior Manager, Journal Rights & Communications, firstname.lastname@example.org.
In January 2008, the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) revised its policy on public access to publications resulting from NIH-funded research. The original public access policy was voluntary for authors. As of April 8, 2008, it is mandatory. The law that made it mandatory states:
The Director of the National Institutes of Health shall require that all investigators funded by the NIH submit or have submitted for them to the National Library of Medicine's PubMed Central an electronic version of their final, peer-reviewed manuscripts upon acceptance for publication, to be made publicly available no later than 12 months after the official date of publication: Provided, that the NIH shall implement the public access policy in a manner consistent with copyright law.
More information about the law and the NIH policy is available at grants.nih.gov.
The new policy means that authors whose research is funded by NIH are required to submit their papers to the federal online archive PubMed Central. The version that must be submitted is the manuscript after peer review, revision, and final acceptance for publication.
Radiology and its publisher, RSNA, will assist authors in complying with this NIH requirement. RSNA and the Editor of Radiology believe it is in the interest of science and scientific communication that the Journal publish and PubMed Central contain the exact same version of an article. This will help prevent confusion and inaccurate information in the scientific record.
Therefore, on behalf of authors RSNA will submit not only the version after peer review, but the final, published version, following RSNA copyediting and production processing. In compliance with the NIH public access policy, the RSNA will make the submitted articles open to the public 12 months after the date of publication in Radiology.
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