Presenters at the Learning Conference
are not obliged to publish in the Learning Conference proceedings.
However, if you do decide to take this option, publication will
be based on the following publishing agreement.
COMMON GROUND PUBLISHING
1. COMMON GROUND WILL PUBLISH THIS
PAPER OR CHAPTER
This agreement is between the author(s)
of the submitted work and Common Ground Publishing. Common Ground
will publish this work in print and electronic formats, separately
and/or in a collection of other papers/chapters. Common Ground
will provide the author with one free printed copy of the work
when it is first published. The author may purchase additional
printed copies of the work at the author discount of 50% of the
recommended retail price.
2. COPYRIGHT IS THE AUTHOR'S
Copyright will be attributed to the
author(s). Common Ground will be the exclusive international
publisher of the work in all formats. Common Ground will pay
the author 50% of rights purchased for any other purpose - including
translation, photocopying and re-publication rights.
3. THE AUTHOR WILL REFEREE THREE
SIMILAR PAPERS OR CHAPTERS
Each author agrees to review or referee
at least three other works on comparable themes and of similar
length within twelve months this agreement. The author(s) may
reject a request to review a particular work, but they nevertheless
agree either to communicate this or to return a completed review
or referee report within two weeks of an email request being
made by Common Ground Publishing.
4. THERE IS NO UNLAWFUL MATERIAL
The author(s) assure the publisher
that the material contained in the paper/chapter is not defamatory,
unlawful, obscene, invasive of another person's privacy, hateful,
racially or ethnically objectionable, abusive, threatening, harmful
or in contempt of court, and undertake to indemnify Common Ground
Publishing against any claims which may be made in situations
where material is considered to be any of these things, or has
any of these effects.
5. THERE IS NO INFRINGEMENT OF THE
COPYRIGHT OF OTHERS
The author(s) assure Common Ground
Publishing that the chapter/paper is based entirely on original
material, that it does not infringe anybody else's copyright,
and that the author(s) have the right to licence copyright to
Common Ground. In the case of copyright material, such as the
use of quotes or images beyond what is legally considered 'fair
use', the author(s) and/or editor(s) will undertake to arrange,
and if necessary to pay for, permissions, and retain documentation
proving that these permissions have been secured. The author(s)
agree to indemnify Common Ground against any claims as a result
of breech of the copyright of others.
The publisher will pay royalties at
a rate of 20% of the publisher's sales revenues, either direct
sales revenues through the publisher's own online bookstore,
or indirect sales revenues to other online or physical bookstores.
In the case of author purchases, the royalty payment is included
in the author discount of 50%. Below a minimum amount of $US50,
royalties will be allowed to accumulate. Royalties shall be divided
amongst the author(s) on the assumption that their contributions
are equal. Royalties will be paid on a six monthly basis.
7. THE AUTHOR(S) AGREE TO PUBLICATION
By submitting their paper for refereeing
and then resubmitting the final paper for publication, the author(s)
agree to the publication of their paper by Common Ground Publishing.
The final paper should include this contract at the end of the
paper and be sent from an email address that includes the name
of the principal author (the person who has submitted the paper
in its original or revised form). In the case of multiple authorship,
the principal author guarantees Common Ground that they have
provided the other authors with a copy of the text for their
checking, and that they have all agreed to the terms of this