Focus and Scope
The Journal of Copyright in Education and Librarianship is bi-annually published in the spring and fall. It is a peer-reviewed open-access publication for original articles, reviews and case studies that analyze or describe the strategies, partnerships and impact of copyright law on public, school, academic, and digital libraries, archives, museums, and research institutions and their educational initiatives.
This journal provides a focused forum for library practitioners, educators, and attorneys to share ideas, strategies, research and pragmatic explorations of the following:
The effects of copyright law on education and librarianship
The application of exemptions to copyright law in libraries and other educational settings
Current litigation and lawmaking efforts, and advocacy on behalf of all users
The practical implications of current and proposed copyright law, both in the United States and internationally
Initiatives to educate campus communities to make good faith copyright decisions and evaluations
The development of copyright policies and best practices to help guide users in the application of copyright law and related intellectual property laws
Practice articles on implementing new services within the framework of the law
Copyright in an increasingly online educational environment
Licensing and the impact of licenses on education and libraries
Pedagogy of teaching about copyright
The journal welcomes original research and practitioner experience papers, legal analysis, as well as submissions in alternative formats.
In order to lower barriers to publication for authors, JCEL does not charge submission or any other form of author fees. Copyright in the articles will remain with the authors, and all articles will be published under a CC license.
The articles found in this journal are intended to be used for informational purposes and should not be taken as legal advice. If you need legal advice on any issue you should consult an attorney.
The views expressed are those of the authors, not their employers, the journal editors, or the journal editorial board. Though extensive effort has gone into ensuring the reliability of the information contained in this journal, the editors and editorial board makes no warrant expressed or implied to the reliability or accuracy of the information and disclaims any liability for loss or damages caused by errors or omissions in this publication.
Peer Review Process
All manuscripts submitted to JCEL will undergo double-blind peer review. The editors will first determine if a submission fits within the scope of the journal and if so, will identify two peer reviewers. The editors will make the final decision on publication should the opinions of the two reviewers differ.
Open Access Policy
JCEL provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. Authors will never be charged to submit or publish a manuscript through JCEL and all articles will be published under Creative Commons licenses.
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Permission may not be necessary if the use is within the scope of fair use (17 United States Code, § 107). For each third-party work, you must determine whether the use thereof in your contribution is a fair use under U.S. copyright law. If you determine that such use is a fair use, you need not obtain permissions. The American Library Association’s Fair Use Evaluator provides information regarding the fair use exemption and a tool that can help you work through the application of the exemption: http://librarycopyright.net/resources/fairuse/.
Permission is not necessary if the third-party work is in the public domain. Works in the public domain are those whose intellectual property rights have expired, have been forfeited, or are inapplicable. This chart may be useful in helping you determine the public domain status of a work: http://copyright.cornell.edu/resources/publicdomain.cfm.
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