The Copyright section describes the rights related to the publication and distribution of research. It governs how authors (as well as their employers or funders), publishers and the wider public can use, publish and distribute articles or books.
Authors transfer copyright to the publisher as part of a journal publishing agreement, but have the right to:
share their article for Personal Use, Internal Institutional Use and Scholarly Sharing purposes, with a DOI link to the version of record on the Electronic scientific publication "Public Administration and National Security" website
retain patent, trademark and other intellectual property rights (including raw research data)
proper attribution and credit for the published work
For open access articles, the Creative Commons relevant user license is used (CC BY 4.0).
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For subscription articles, published in proprietary titles, Electronic scientific publication "Public Administration and National Security" is granted the following rights:
The exclusive right to publish and distribute an article, and to grant rights to others, including for commercial purposes
The right to provide the article in all forms and media so the article can be used on the latest technology even after publication
The authority to enforce the rights in the article, on behalf of an author, against third parties, for example in the case of plagiarism or copyright infringement
Copyright aims to protect the specific way the article has been written to describe an experiment and the results. Elsevier is committed to its authors to protect and defend their work and their reputation and takes allegations of infringement, plagiarism, ethic disputes and fraud very seriously.
If an author becomes aware of a possible plagiarism, fraud or infringement we recommend contacting their Elsevier publishing contact who can then liaise with our in-house legal department.