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Global Social Challenges Journal - Journal contributors’ publishing agreement

In order to publish your article we need your agreement to the following terms. Please take a moment to read the terms of this agreement.

1. In consideration for publication in the Journal named above, you (the author(s)) retain copyright and grant the Journal right of first publication of the Article, with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Licence selected by you, that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this Journal. 

2. You certify, as corresponding author, that you have informed co-authors of the terms of this agreement, and that they have given their consent for you to sign on their behalf.

3. You warrant that the Article is your original work, has not previously been published, and is not currently under consideration by another journal. If it contains material which is someone else’s copyright, you warrant that you have obtained the unrestricted permission of the copyright owner (please attach evidence of this to your submission) and that the material is clearly identified and acknowledged within the Article. You also warrant that the Article does not contain anything which is defamatory, illegal, or infringes anyone’s copyright or other rights. You agree to indemnify us against any claims in respect of the above warranties and this indemnity shall survive the termination of this Agreement.

4. You assert your Moral Right to be identified as the author. We will respect your rights as the author(s). That is, we will make sure that your name(s) is/are always clearly associated with the Article, and we will not make any substantial change to your Article without consulting you. When the Article is accepted, we undertake to publish it as soon as we reasonably can. If the Article is rejected or if it is determined that the Article should not be published in the Journal, this Agreement is automatically cancelled and all the rights revert to you. We will take all reasonable steps to maximise the visibility of the Journal, and of your Article within it.

5. The journal operates on a Gold Open Access basis. We have extended the waiver on Article Processing Charges (APCs) on all submissions until the end of 2023. However, we welcome voluntary contributions from those with funder support for Gold OA publishing. In this case, authors will either pay our full standard APC of £1,500+VAT, or contribute whatever funds they have available on a 'pay what you can' model. Please contact info@globalsocialchallenges.com if you have a specific query. APCs are not payable on non-traditional article types. 

6. We will keep the information you have provided for record purposes and to contact you as necessary; you permit your name and email address to be reproduced in the Journal and on indexing and abstracting and bibliographic services. Your personal data will be held in accordance with our privacy policy: http://bristoluniversitypress.co.uk/privacy-policy, and only used for marketing purposes if you have opted in to receiving it. You can manage your marketing preferences at: http://bristoluniversitypress.co.uk/signup-bup-pp.

7. This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between the parties with respect to its subject matter. No amendment or modification of any provision of this Agreement shall be valid or binding unless made in writing and signed by all parties. The full terms (legal code) of the Creative Commons licences may be accessed here: http://creativecommons.org/licenses and are incorporated herein by reference as applicable for the Creative Commons licence selected by you for your Article.

8. This Agreement shall be deemed to be a contract made in England and shall be construed and applied in all respects in accordance with English law and the parties submit and agree to the jurisdiction of the English courts.