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a)  The Contributor assigns to The Journal of Leadership Education, during the full term of copyright and any extensions or renewals, all copyright in and to the Contribution, and all rights therein, including but not limited to the right to publish, republish, transmit, sell, distribute and otherwise use the Contribution in whole or in part in electronic and print editions of the Journal and in derivative works throughout the world, in all languages and in all media of expression now known or later developed, and to license or permit others to do so.

b) Reproduction, posting, transmission or other distribution or use of the final Contribution in whole or in part in any medium by the Contributor as permitted by this Agreement requires a citation to the Journal and an appropriate credit to The Journal of Leadership Education as Publisher, suitable in form and content as follows: (Title of Article, Author, Journal Title and Volume/Issue, Copyright © [year], copyright owner as specified in the Journal). Links to the final article on The Journal of Leadership Education’s website are encouraged where appropriate.


a) Notwithstanding the above, the Contributor or, if applicable, the Contributor’s Employer, retains all proprietary rights other than copyright, such as patent rights, in any process, procedure or article of manufacture described in the Contribution.


a) Submitted Version. The Journal of Leadership Education licenses back the following rights to the Contributor in the version of the Contribution as originally submitted for publication:

i) After publication of the final article, the right to self-archive on the Contributor’s personal website or in the Contributor’s institution’s/employer’s institutional repository or archive. This right extends to both intranets and the Internet. The Contributor may not update the submission version or replace it with the published Contribution. The version posted must contain a legend as follows: This is the pre-peer reviewed version of the following article: FULL CITE, which has been published in final form at [Link to final article].
ii) The right to transmit, print, and share copies with colleagues.

b) Accepted Version. Re-use of the accepted and peer-reviewed (but not final) version of the Contribution shall be by separate agreement with The Journal of Leadership Education. The Journal of Leadership Education has agreements with certain funding agencies governing reuse of this version.

c) Final Published Version. The Journal of Leadership Education hereby licenses back to the Contributor the following rights with respect to the final published version of the Contribution:

i) Copies for colleagues. The personal right of the Contributor only to send or transmit individual copies of the final published version in any format to colleagues upon their specific request provided no fee is charged, and further-provided that there is no systematic distribution of the Contribution, e.g. posting on a listserve, website or automated delivery.
ii) Re-use in other publications. The right to re-use the final Contribution or parts thereof for any publication authored or edited by the Contributor (excluding journal articles) where such re-used material constitutes less than half of the total material in such publication. In such case, any modifications should be accurately noted.
iii) Teaching duties. The right to include the Contribution in teaching or training duties at the Contributor’s institution/place of employment including in course packs, e-reserves, presentation at professional conferences, in-house training, or distance learning. The Contribution may not be used in seminars outside of normal teaching obligations (e.g. commercial seminars). Electronic posting of the final published version in connection with teaching/training at the Contributor’s institution/place of employment is permitted subject to the implementation of reasonable access control mechanisms, such as user name and password. Posting the final published version on the open Internet is not permitted.
iv) Authors may not post the final published version on commercial sites such as ResearchGate or

d) Article Abstracts, Figures, Tables, Data Sets, Artwork and Selected Text.

i) Contributors may re-use unmodified abstracts for any non-commercial purpose. For on-line uses of the abstracts, The Journal of Leadership Education encourages but does not require linking back to the final published versions.
ii) Contributors may re-use figures, tables, data sets, artwork, and selected text from their Contributions, provided the following conditions are met:

(1) Full and accurate credit must be given to the Contribution.
(2) Modifications to the figures, tables and data must be noted. Otherwise, no changes may be made.
(3) The reuse may not be made for direct commercial purposes, or for financial consideration to the Contributor.
(4) Nothing herein shall permit dual publication in violation of journal ethical practices.


a) If the Contribution was written by the Contributor in the course of the Contributor’s employment (as a “work-made-for-hire” in the course of employment), the Contribution is owned by the company/employer which must sign this Agreement (in addition to the Contributor’s signature) in the space provided below. In such case, the company/employer hereby assigns to The Journal of Leadership Education, during the full term of copyright, all copyright in and to the Contribution for the full term of copyright throughout the world as specified in paragraph A above.

b) In addition to the rights specified as retained in paragraph B above and the rights granted back to the Contributor pursuant to paragraph C above, The Journal of Leadership Education hereby grants back, without charge, to such company/employer, its subsidiaries and divisions, the right to make copies of and distribute the final published Contribution internally in print format or electronically on the Company’s internal network. Copies so used may not be resold or distributed externally. However the company/employer may include information and text from the Contribution as part of an information package included with software or other products offered for sale or license or included in patent applications.

c) Posting of the final published Contribution by the institution on a public access website may only be done with The Journal of Leadership Education’s written permission, and payment of any applicable fee(s).


a) The Contributor and the company/employer agree that any and all copies of the final published version of the Contribution or any part thereof distributed or posted by them in print or electronic format as permitted herein will include the notice of copyright as stipulated in the Journal and a full citation to the Journal as published by The Journal of Leadership Education.


In signing this copyright transfer agreement with the Journal of Leadership Education, I certify that:

a) I am authorized by my co-authors to enter into these arrangements.

b) I warrant, on behalf of myself and my co-authors, that:

i) the article is original, has not been formally published in any other peer-reviewed journal, is not under consideration by any other journal and does not infringe any existing copyright or any other third party rights;

ii) I am/we are the sole author(s) of the article and have full authority to enter into this agreement and in granting rights to The Journal of Leadership Education are not in breach of any other obligation. If the law requires that the article be published in the public domain, I/we will notify The Journal of Leadership Education at the time of submission;

iii) the article contains nothing that is unlawful, libelous, or which would, if published, constitute a breach of contract or of confidence or of commitment given to secrecy;

iv) I/we have taken due care to ensure the integrity of the article. To my/our – and currently accepted scientific – knowledge all statements contained in it purporting to be facts are true and any formula or instruction contained in the article will not, if followed accurately, cause any injury, illness or damage to the user.