The author understands that the Journal publishing house can grant the same rights. In addition, the author grants Journal and Publisher the right to enter into agreements with third-party companies granting these third-party companies some or all of the rights that the author has granted to the publisher. The above rights may include the rights necessary to index and abstract the deposit. The OSU Library Publishing Program was created as an extension of the Knowledge Bank, our deposit program, and the two continue to share a lot of things. Some of these overlaps, such as a common platform (DSpace, with which some of our magazines have been published) and joint collaborators, are an advantage for both programs. In other cases, we have taken something from the repository site that may not be best suited for publication. I met one recently when I discovered that the Knowledge Bank license agreement, which we had used as an author`s agreement for our magazines, did not contain some important provisions for the publication of magazines. For example, there is nothing in our KB license that gives the magazine the right to introduce the indexing and full-text discovery article into a thematic database. When one of our editors was contacted by an indexing service and asked to index the full text of his magazine, I had to tell him shabby that if the risk was very low, they would most likely infringe the copyright of their authors.
It was also unclear who would be the licensee – did the author bequeath rights to the OSU libraries? In the Journal? As the license was adapted for different publications, the licensee transformed until we had a confusing – and embarrassing – diversity. By filing this Agreement, the undersigned author of Ohio State University, on behalf of the Knowledge Bank, grants its academic libraries (hereinafter referred to as “publishers”) the non-exclusive right to reproduce, translate, display and/or distribute the deposit (including the abstract) as part of the [name of journal] of [company name] (“magazine”). They also agree that the publisher may create and keep more than one copy for preservation, security and backup purposes….