Author are free to publish their work by themselves or transfer the exploitation rights to a publisher; BSCint®. In order to be entitled to make use of these rights, the publisher asks the author to sign a publishing agreement or an author contract granting the publisher the sole right to reproduce, publish, distribute and make available to the public the work in print and electronic format. Authors and the publisher should always define their relationship in a publishing agreement. BSCint offers a large variety of such contracts for all kind of works. Authors should contact their BSCint publishing editor for more details.
Prerequisite of the transfer of exclusive publishing rights is that the author has not already signed such rights to third parties (e.g. another publisher) and that the work has not heretofore been published in whole or in part.
Consequence of having granted exclusive rights to BSCint indicates also that an author agrees not to release with another publisher any publication similar to the work published with BSCin.
Authors retain, in addition to uses permitted by law (e.g. U.S. Copyright Law, Section 107, Fair Use; 5846 Fikir ve Sanat Eserleri Kanunu- Türkiye) the right to communicate the content of the work to other scientists, to share the work with them in manuscript form, to perform or present the work or to use the content for non-commercial internal and educational purposes.
Limitations of Copyright
To the extent required by the purpose, it is permissible to reproduce, distribute and publicly communicate single works that have already been published, included in an independent scientific work in order to clarify their contents. The limits of fair dealing will vary according to special circumstances. Acknowledgement needs to be given to the original source of publication. Omission of a sufficient acknowledgement constitutes an infringement of the copyright of the cited work.
Under certain circumstances, it is permissible to make single copies of a work for private, non-commercial use; e.g. for personal scientific use or for teaching in non-commercial institutions of education. These copies may be neither disseminated nor used for public communication.
Duration of Copyrights
Copyright is legally valid for a fixed period of time. The length of the period varies depending on the copyright laws of each country. It is usually around 50 years after the death of the author.
Once this term has expired, however, legal rights to the work also expire. After that, the work becomes part of the public domain and can be used freely.
Scientific Editions which consist of non-copyrighted works (i.e. public domain works) are protected by copyright if they represent the result of scientific analysis and differ in significant manner from previous editions of the works. Copyright protection expires 25 years after publication of the scientific edition.
Photographs are also protected by copyright. Copyright protection expires 50 years after the publication of the photograph.
Infringement of Copyrights
Copyright is protected both domestically and internationally according to the laws and treaties of each nation. Nevertheless, copyright infringements often do occur.
BSCint takes care of an author’s right and undertakes any necessary steps to protect these rights against infringement by third parties.
Any person or legal entity that infringes on the copyright of a BSCint author will be urged to cease and desist from the wrongdoing and provide detailed information about the infringement.
Moreover, destruction of all copies unlawfully manufactured and distributed will be required.