AUTHOR AGREEMENT FORM

NOTE: TO BE FILLED BY THE CORRESPONDING AUTHOR ONLY (Please fill the details below in CAPITAL LETTERS)

Definition of Terms. As used in this Author Agreement Form, the following terms shall have the following meanings: "Agreement" means this Author Agreement Form; "Manuscript" and "Article" means the article specified on the first page of this Agreement, including any associated materials such as texts, figures, tables, graphs, artwork, photographs, video or audio recordings, abstracts, summaries contained therein; "Video" means any video(s) made by the Author, alone or in conjunction with any other parties, or by the Journal or its Publisher or their affiliates or agents, individually or in collaboration with the Author or any other parties, incorporating all or any portion of the Article, and in which the Author may or may not appear. "Author", "Corresponding Author" , "I" and "You" means the author who is a signatory to this Agreement; "Authors" "We", "Our" "They" means all the authors mentioned on the first page of this Agreement; "Co-Authors" mean all the authors mentioned on the first page of this Agreement except the Corresponding Author. "Journal" means the Journal specified on the first page of this Agreement, "Publisher" or "Publishers" means Edorium™, its owners, licensees, assignees and successors in business.


In submitting the above mentioned Manuscript to the Journal, I, the Corresponding Author of the above specified Manuscript; certify that I am authorized by all Co-Authors to enter into the agreement given below. On behalf of myself and my Co-Authors, I certify that:

Section – I: Integrity and Originality of Manuscript

  • The entire Manuscript is an original creation of the Author(s), it has not been formally published in any other peer-reviewed or non peer-reviewed journal, it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere, it has not been accepted for publication elsewhere, it does not infringe any copyright or any other third party rights, I/We have not assigned, licensed, or otherwise transferred any right or interest in the Manuscript to anyone.
  • The Manuscript contains nothing that is unlawful, libelous, or which would, if published, constitute a breach of contract or of confidence or of commitment given to secrecy;
  • I/we have taken due care to ensure the integrity of the Manuscript. To my/our - and currently accepted scientific - knowledge all statements contained in it purporting to be facts are true and any formula or instruction contained in the article will not, if followed accurately, cause any injury, illness or damage to the user.
  • All listed Authors of the manuscript meet the authorship criteria and no other authors meeting the criteria have been omitted.

Section – II: Open Access Agreement

I/we agree to publish our Article under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Public License as given below. (Please read the full license agreement at: http://www.edoriumjournals.com before signing this Agreement):

Anyone is free to:

  • Share — copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format
  • Adapt — remix, transform, and build upon the material for any purpose, even commercially.
  • These freedoms cannot be revoked as long as the license terms are followed.

Under the following terms:

  • Attribution — the original author and original publisher must be given appropriate credit; a link to the license must be provided, if any changes are made they must be indicated. The preceding can be done in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses the licensee or the licensees’ use.

No additional restrictions

You may not apply legal terms or technological measures that legally restrict others from doing anything the license permits

Section – III: Rights of Authors and Publishers

As author(s) of article submitted to the Journal for publication:

  • Author(s) retain (or the employer retains, if applicable) the copyright to the Article author(s) have submitted to the Journal.
  • reproduce, distribute, display and store the Article in all forms, formats and media in which it is now or in the future capable of existence (including without limitation in print, digital and electronic form), throughout the world; to publish the Article in the Journal or any third party repositories; and translate the Article in any language. The Article may be published in whole or in part, alone or in combination with other articles.
  • Author(s) agree that the Journal may change the appearance of the Article (layout and format) to ensure consistency and readability.
  • Author(s) are free to place the published Article wherever They wish, or permit its use by another party, but in all such cases Author(s) must ensure that if the article (in whole or in part) is made available other than through the Journal, the Journal shall be identified as the original publisher and the Journal citation details of the article shall be listed.
  • Author(s) hereby grant the Journal the right to use the Author’s/Authors’ name, likeness, picture, photograph, image, voice, biography and performance in any way, commercial or otherwise, in connection with the Article or the Video, and the sale, promotion and distribution thereof. Author(s) hereby waive any and all rights they may have, relating to their appearance in the Video or otherwise relating to the Article, under all applicable privacy, likeness, personality or similar laws.
  • This Agreement will be valid for the Journal, its Publishers, owners, licensees, assignees and successors in business.

Section – IV: Authorship Criteria (Please tick (✓) at least one CRITERIA from each GROUP for every author. GROUP 3 is essential for every author.)

Section – V: Permission to Reproduce Published Material (Please tick (✓) any ONE box for the statement which is applicable)

I/We certify that we have not used any previously published text, photos, pictures or any other material in the Manuscript

I/We have obtained permission to reproduce all previously published text, photos, pictures or any other material included in this Manuscript. I/We are responsible for paying any fees related to the applications of these permissions. I/We have the original signed permission document, from the copyright holder of the material produced in this Manuscript and if asked for, a copy of the signed permission document will be provided to the Journal at any stage of publication process and even after publication of the Manuscript in the Journal.

Section – VI A: Consent to Publish Identifying Information (Please tick (✓) any ONE box for the statement which is applicable)

I/We certify that all possible efforts have been made to protect the identity of the patient(s), individual(s) and/or organization(s) mentioned in this Manuscript.

I/We certify that identifying information about the patient(s) (unmasked photograph of patient, name of patient etc.), individual(s) and/or organization(s) mentioned in this Manuscript has been used in this Manuscript. I/we certify that I/We have obtained informed, written consent from the concerned patient(s), individual(s) and organization(s) or their representatives, for publication of this Manuscript, accompanying images and other data. If necessary, a copy of the signed consent form is available for review by the Journal.

Section – VI B: Consent to Publish (Please tick(Please tick (✓) any ONE box for the statement which is applicable)

I/we certify that I/We have obtained informed, written consent from the patient(s)/subject(s), for publication of this Manuscript, accompanying images and other data. If necessary, a copy of the signed consent form is available for review by the Journal.

Consent was obtained from: Patient Father Mother Parents Spouse Children Legal Guardian Relatives Other

I/we certify that I/We have NOT obtained informed, written consent from the patient(s)/subject(s), for publication of this Manuscript, accompanying images and other data.

Not Applicable to this Manuscript

Section – VII: Conflict of Interest (Please tick (✓) any ONE box for the statement which is applicable)

I/We certify that I/We have no affiliation with or financial involvement with any organization or entity with a direct financial or any other interest in the subject matter or materials discussed in the Manuscript.

I/We declare a conflict of interest

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