Article publishing Agreement

Assignment of Copyright

1. In consideration of the publication of your Article and subject to the provisions of the accompanying publishing agreement information form, you assign to us with full title guarantee all rights of copyright and related rights in your Article. So that there is no doubt, this assignment includes the assignment of the rights (i) to publish, reproduce, distribute, display and store the Article worldwide in all forms, formats and media now known or as developed in the future, including print, electronic and digital forms, (ii) to translate the Article into other languages, create adaptations, summaries or extracts of the Article or other derivative works based on the Article and all provisions elaborated in 1(i) above shall apply in these respects, and (iii) to sub-license all such rights to others. In the event the Article is not accepted and published by us or is withdrawn by you before acceptance by us, the assignment of copyright set out in this agreement shall cease to be effective and all rights assigned by you to us in relation to the Article shall revert to you.

Society’s Responsibilities

2. The Society shall prepare and publish your Article in the Journal. We reserve the right to make such editorial changes as may be necessary to make the Article suitable for publication, or as we reasonably consider necessary to avoid infringing third party rights or law; and we reserve the right not to proceed with publication for whatever reason.

3. You hereby assert your moral rights to be identified as the author of the Article according to the Australian Copyright Act 1968.

4. You are permitted to use the material in the ways described in the Schedule of Author’s Rights providing that you meet all the conditions set out in the Schedule. These are rights which are personal to you and cannot be transferred by you to anyone else.

Author Warranties

5. You hereby warrant that you have secured the necessary written permission from the appropriate copyright owner or authorities for the reproduction in the Article and in the Journal of any text, illustration, or other material. You warrant that, apart from any such third-party copyright material included in the Article, the Article is your original work, and does not infringe the intellectual property rights of any other person or entity and cannot be construed as plagiarising any other published work. You further warrant that the Article is not currently under submission to, nor is under consideration by or has been accepted by any other journal or publication, nor has been previously assigned or licensed by you to any third party. Without prejudice to the provisions of Clause 3 above you undertake that the fully reference-linked version of scholarly record will not be published elsewhere without our prior written consent.

6. In addition you warrant that the Article contains no statement that is abusive, defamatory, libelous, obscene, fraudulent, nor in any way infringes the rights of others, nor is in any other way unlawful or in violation of applicable laws.

7. You warrant that you shall include in the text of the Article appropriate warnings concerning any particular hazards that may be involved in carrying out experiments or procedures described in the Article or involved in instructions, materials, or formulae in the Article, and shall mention explicitly relevant safety precautions, and give, if an accepted code of practice is relevant, a reference to the relevant standard or code.

8. You undertake that you will keep us indemnified in full against all loss, damages, injury, costs and expenses (including legal and other professional fees and expenses) awarded against or incurred or paid by us as a result of your breach of the warranties given in this agreement.

9. If the Article was prepared jointly with other authors, you warrant that you have been authorised by all co-authors to sign this Agreement as agent on their behalf, and to agree on their behalf the order of names in the publication of the Article. You shall notify us in writing of the names of any such co-owners.

Governing Law

10. This Agreement must be read and construed according to the laws of the State of Western Australia and the parties submit to the jurisdiction of that State and the Commonwealth of Australia. It may only be amended by a document signed by the author and editor-in-chief.