Article Publication Agreement

  • Notwithstanding the foregoing, the University grants to you a perpetual, royalty-free, non-exclusive license to publish your work in another scholarly journal, in a book, or by other means, after a period of six (6) months subsequent to the publication of your work by The Common Reader, subject to proper acknowledgment of the work’s initial publication in The Common Reader; provided, however, that you will not authorize the publication of your work in a publication that competes with the University’s The Common Reader without the written permission of the University. In addition, the University grants to you a perpetual, royalty-free, non-exclusive license to use the work in any form or format in connection with your teaching, conference presentations, lectures, and for all of your academic and professional activities, and the right to make your work available in digital form over the Internet, on your personal website, or through websites maintained by scholarly societies or your employer.
  • You are precluded from using any materials, interviews, or other information provided by the University, its employees, students, or alumni related to the article for any purpose without prior written consent of the Office of Public Affairs. Requests for use of such materials, interviews, or other information must postdate publication of the article by the University and must specify the context of the use. University consent, in part, will be contingent upon consent of the subject(s) of the article.
  • You represent and warrant the originality and sole ownership of the article you submit. Further, you warrant that the publication or dissemination of the article in part or whole will not violate any law or regulation or the rights, including copyrights, of any third party whatsoever.
  • You grant to the University the right to publish, at the University’s discretion, your name with the article as a byline.
  • The University reserves the right to require a rewrite to be completed within seven days unless specified otherwise. If the University determines that the article is not suitable for publication, the University shall pay a kill fee equal to 25 percent of the aforementioned price. In this event, you retain all rights to the article.
  • You are required to promote your article upon publication through your various social media channels.
  • I have been commissioned to write the article referenced above for The Common Reader at Washington University.
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  • Please list your agreed upon article fee.