Originality and Ownership
By submitting an article for consideration by a JEA editor, the authors implicitly affirm that
- the work described in the article is, to the best of their knowledge, original
- the article is not actively under consideration for publication by other journals
- the article represents their own work, to which they (and their employer) own all rights
- they are prepared to cede the copyright to the article to the ACM (see below) in case of publication
- they will obtain all necessary releases for any copyrighted material used in the article
The ACM has published a detailed set of policies under the title of ACM Interim Copyright Policy. It covers issues such as:
- when does the copyright transfer take place
- what rights are retained by the authors and their employers
- how to post a copy of the work on one own's server after it has been submitted for consideration by an ACM editor and after it has been accepted for publication in an ACM journal
- how to use hyperlinks to other authors' works
Authors whose submissions are accepted will be asked to sign the ACM Copyright Form.
While the ACM Interim Copyright Policy covers articles submitted to or published by JEA, it does not cover software and data. Software and data published by JEA are completely free---anyone with access to the Internet is welcome to use, copy, and modify it. For details, please read the Software Copyright Policy of JEA.