In order for Hubs-Asia to publish and disseminate research articles, we need publishing rights. This is determined by a publishing agreement between the author and Hubs-Asia. This agreement deals with the transfer or license of the copyright to Hubs-Asia and authors retain significant rights to use and share their own published articles.
For both subscription and open access articles, published in proprietary titles, Hubs-Asia is granted the following rights:
- 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. Hubs-Asia 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 Hubs-Asia publishing contact who can then liaise with our in-house legal department. Note that certain open access user licenses may permit quite a broad re-use that might otherwise be counted as copyright infringement.