Copyrights & Licensing

Copyrights Copyright and Licensing

License terms: authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a  Creative Commons Attribution License International CC-BY that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal. 

If the article is accepted for publication in the journal "Legal Linguistics" the author must sign an agreementon transfer of copyright. The agreement is sent to the postal (original) or e-mail address (scanned copy) of the journal editions.

By this agreement the author certifies that the submitted material:

  • does not infringe the copyright of other persons or organizations;
  • was not previously published in other publishing houses and has not been submitted for publication in other editions.

For all articles published in Legal Linguistics, copyright is retained by the authors. Articles are licensed under an open access Creative Commons CC BY 4.0 license, meaning that anyone may download and read the paper for free. In addition, the article may be reused and quoted provided that the original published version is cited. These conditions allow for maximum use and exposure of the work, while ensuring that the authors receive proper credit. In exceptional circumstances articles may be licensed differently. If you have specific condition (such as one linked to funding) that does not allow this license, please mention this to the editorial office of the journal at submission. Exceptions will be granted at the discretion of the publisher.

Reproducing Published Material from other Publishers

It is absolutely essential that authors obtain permission to reproduce any published material (figures, schemes, tables or any extract of a text) which does not fall into the public domain, or for which they do not hold the copyright. Permission should be requested by the authors from the copyrightholder (usually the Publisher, please refer to the imprint of the individual publications to identify the copyrightholder). Permission is required for: 
- Your own works published by other Publishers and for which you did not retain copyright. 
- Substantial extracts from anyones' works or a series of works. 
- Use of Tables, Graphs, Charts, Schemes and Artworks if they are unaltered or slightly modified. Photographs for which you do not hold copyright.
Permission is not required for: 
Reconstruction of your own table with data already published elsewhere. Please notice that in this case you must cite the source of the data in the form of either "Data from..." or "Adapted from...". Reasonably short quotes are considered fair use and therefore do not require permission. Graphs, Charts, Schemes and Artworks that are completely redrawn by the authors and significantly changed beyond recognition do not require permission.

The author reserves the right without the consent of the editorial board and founders:

  1. Use the materials of the article in whole or in part for educational purposes.
  2. Use the materials of the article in whole or in part to write their own dissertations.
  3. Use the materials of the article for the preparation of abstracts, conference reports, as well as oral presentations.
  4. Place electronic copies of the article (including the final electronic copy downloaded from the official web-site of the journal) to:
  • personal web-resources of all authors (web-sites, web-pages, blogs, etc.);
  • web-resources of institutions where authors work (including electronic institutional repositories);
  • non-commercial web-resources of open access (for example, arXiv.org).

In all cases, the availability of a bibliographic link to an article or hyperlink to its electronic copy on the official website of the journal is compulsory.