Copyright Agreement

Once the author has submitted work (hereinafter the “Contribution”) to the Center for International and Regional Studies (CIRS), it means that he or she accepts and agrees to the following terms:

As a condition of publication, the author agrees to grant the Center for International and Regional Studies (CIRS), Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Qatar (“University”) an irrevocable, perpetual, worldwide, and royalty-free license to publish the Contribution in whole or in part, in all languages, in all territories of the world, for all editions, and in all forms and all media including electronic and other non-print versions whether now known or hereafter developed. Accordingly, the following terms of publication are submitted for your consideration:

Approval and Acceptance: We mutually agree that publication of the Contribution is contingent upon its acceptance for publication by CIRS and upon its meeting the University’s editorial standards.

Copyright Assignment: Whereas the University undertakes to publish the Contribution as above, and whereas the author desires to have the Contribution so published, now, therefore, the author grants and assigns to the University for its exclusive use, in perpetuity, the entire copyright for the Contribution. The copyright consists of any and all rights of whatever kind or nature now or hereafter protected by the copyrights laws of the United States and of all foreign countries in all forms of communication, and the University shall be the sole proprietor thereof.

The Contribution or any altered version of the Contribution may be submitted for publication elsewhere after publication by CIRS if the Contribution is acknowledged as having been initially published by CIRS. To indicate that the Contribution was initially published by CIRS, please use the following format: Copyright © 2015 Center for International and Regional Studies, Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Qatar.

Warranty: The author warrants that the Contribution is original, it is not plagiarized or stolen; that it contains no matter which is libelous or is otherwise unlawful or which invades individual privacy or infringes any proprietary right or any statutory copyright; that the Contribution has not been published elsewhere in whole or in part (except as may be set out in a rider annexed hereto and signed by the University) and that no agreement to publish the Contribution or any part or version thereof is outstanding with any other publishers. Should the Contribution contain any material that requires written permission for inclusion in the Contribution, such permission shall be obtained at the author’s own expense from the copyright proprietor and submitted for review by the University with the manuscript. Further, the author warrants that he or she has the right to assign the copyright to the University, and that no right protected by copyright to the Contribution has been previously assigned. It is understood that the copyright to the Contribution has not been registered with the United States Copyright Office or the Copyright Office of any other country, but in the event that such registration has taken place, the author will promptly execute any documents necessary to transfer the copyright to the University. This warranty shall survive the termination of this Agreement and be in effect in perpetuity. If the author’s Contribution was written in the employment of the U.S. Government and, is therefore not subject to U.S. copyright, please indicate.

Indemnification: the author agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the University, its directors, officers, employees, students, and agents against any and all liabilities caused by, arising out of, or resulting from any failure on the author’s part to perform any work or duty required under the terms of this Agreement, or from any negligence or intentional misconduct.

Edited Manuscript: the author will be given an opportunity to read and correct the edited manuscript, but if the author fails to return it by the date separately agreed, production and publication may proceed without the author’s corrections.