THIS ADDENDUM hereby modifies and supplements the attached Publication Agreement concerning the following Article: _____________________________________________________________________________ (manuscript title) _____________________________________________________________________________ (journal name)

The parties to the Publication Agreement and to this Addendum are: ____________________________ (corresponding author), _____________________________, _____________________________________________, ______________________________, _______________________________, _____________________________________________ (individually, or if more than one author, collectively, the Author), and _____________________________________________, (the Publisher).

The parties agree that wherever there is any conflict between this Addendum and the Publication Agreement, the provisions of this Addendum are paramount and the Publication Agreement shall be construed accordingly.

Notwithstanding any terms in the Publication Agreement to the contrary, AUTHOR and PUBLISHER agree as follows:

  1. Author’s Retention of Rights. In addition to any rights under copyright retained by Author in the Publication Agreement, Author retains: (i) the rights to reproduce, distribute, publicly perform, and publicly display the Article in any medium for non-commercial purposes; (ii) the right to prepare derivative works from the Article; and (iii) the right to authorize others to make any non-commercial use of the Article so long as Author receives credit as author and the journal in which the Article has been published is cited as the source of first publication of the Article. For example, Author may make and distribute copies in the course of teaching and research and may post the Article on personal or institutional Web sites and in other open access digital repositories.
  2. Publisher’s Additional Commitments. Publisher agrees to provide to Author within 14 days of first publication and at no charge an electronic copy of the published Article in Adobe Acrobat Portable Document Format (.pdf). The Security Settings for such copy shall be set to “No Security.”
  3. Publisher’s Acceptance of this Addendum. Author requests that Publisher demonstrate acceptance of this Addendum by signing a copy and returning it to the Author. However, in the event that Publisher publishes the Article in the journal identified herein or in any other form without signing a copy of the Addendum, Publisher will be deemed to have assented to the terms of this Addendum.

AUTHOR(S):___________________________________________ ________________________________ corresponding author on behalf of all authors) ____________________________________________ Date

PUBLISHER: _________________________________________ Date: _____________________

SPARC (the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition) and the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) are not parties to this Addendum or to the Publication Agreement. SPARC and ARL make no warranty whatsoever in connection with the Article. SPARC and ARL will not be liable to Author or Publisher on any legal theory for any damages whatsoever, including without limitation any general, special, incidental or consequential damages arising in connection with this Addendum or the Publication Agreement. SPARC and ARL make no warranties regarding the information provided in this Addendum and disclaims liability for damages resulting from the use of this Addendum. This Addendum is provided on an “as-is” basis. No legal services are provided or intended to be provided in connection with this Addendum.

SPARC Author’s Addendum 2.1