Author Copyright

Understanding Your Rights and Responsibilities

At Boston Research Journals, we are committed to fostering a supportive and accessible scholarly community. This involves ensuring that the rights of our authors are maintained while allowing for the broad dissemination of their work. Below are the detailed terms and conditions pertaining to the copyright of published material within our journal.

Our goal is to disseminate knowledge widely while respecting the rights of authors and ensuring that credit is duly attributed for their work.

Ownership of Copyright

Upon acceptance of a manuscript, authors will retain copyright of their work. Boston Research Journals operates under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (CC BY 4.0), which allows others to share, copy, distribute, and transmit the work, as well as to adapt the work and make commercial use of it, as long as they attribute it to the authors for their original creation.

Author Rights

As the holder of the copyright, authors have the following rights:

  • Distribution: Authors can share their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) as long as the original work is properly cited.
  • Reuse: Authors can reuse the content in their own articles and future work, including lectures and presentations, as long as the original work is properly cited.
  • Full Control: Authors retain control over the integrity of their work and the right to be properly acknowledged and cited.

Third-Party Use

Third parties are welcome to share, remix, adapt, and build upon the content published in the Boston Research Journals, under the following conditions:

  • Attribution: The original authors and the source must be appropriately credited, a link to the CC BY license must be provided, and any changes that were made should be indicated.
  • No Additional Restrictions: You may not apply legal terms or technological measures that legally restrict others from doing anything the license permits.

Permissions beyond the Scope of This License

Should your use of the content require permissions beyond the scope of the CC BY 4.0 license, please contact for further guidance.

Copyright Infringement

If you believe that your copyright has been infringed upon by any content within the Boston Research Journals, please contact us immediately at . We take allegations of infringement very seriously and will respond swiftly to protect your rights.

For more detailed information about our copyright policies or to report an infringement, please contact the Boston Research Journals editorial office.

About Copyright Transfer

A copyright transfer form is a legal document used by many academic and professional journals which authors are required to sign and submit when their work is accepted for publication. This form will available on Research Circle dashboard and an email will be sent to corresponding author. This form transfers the copyright ownership from the authors to the journal’s publisher. Here’s what this typically means and why it’s used:

Purpose of Copyright Transfer

  1. Exclusive Rights: By transferring copyright, BRJ gains exclusive rights to publish, distribute, and sell the article. This includes the right to reproduce the article in various forms (such as printed copies or digital versions), and to disseminate it as part of the journal’s collection.
  2. Protection Against Infringement: With ownership of copyright, BRJ can take legal action against copyright infringement, which helps protect the interests of both us and the authors.
  3. Revenue Generation: We can monetize the content through subscriptions, or inclusion in article bundles or databases, as they hold the copyright.
  4. Quality Control: It allows us to maintain the integrity of the work by ensuring that the content isn’t published elsewhere without proper authorization, which could dilute the impact or distribution of the work.

Implications for Authors

Rights Retention: Even though authors transfer copyright, they often retain certain rights, like the ability to reuse parts of the article in future works, share their article for personal or professional use, or deposit a version of the article in institutional repositories, with proper attribution to the original publication in the journal.

Best Practices for Authors

  • Read and Understand: Authors should thoroughly read and understand the terms of any copyright transfer agreement before signing.
  • Seek Clarifications: If any terms are unclear, authors should seek clarification from us or legal advice if necessary.
  • Negotiate Terms: If certain terms are not agreeable, authors can often negotiate with us for amendments to the agreement.
  • Keep a Copy: After signing, authors should keep a copy of the copyright transfer form for their records.