Statement by authors on the publication of articles in NAL-live

Please read carefully the declaration below before submitting your manuscript. During submission, you will be asked to accept the declaration's terms.

I grant the Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher Leopoldina e.V. – The German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina - represented by the President Prof. Dr. Gerald Haug (hereinafter referred to as “Leopoldina”) the exclusive right of use of the aforementioned publication(s) without restriction in terms of space, time or content. The following provisions apply in this regard:

1 Transfer of rights
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2 License
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3 Ownership of rights
I affirm that the aforementioned publication(s) do not infringe legal regulations, official decrees or the rights of third parties, this also includes personal rights, exploitation rights and editing rights. In particular, I affirm that I am the sole holder of rights or that I have all necessary rights of use. I am responsible for the content of the publication(s). I release the Leopoldina from any claims by third parties.

In the case of joint authorship, I waive the exercise of my rights in favour of the community of joint owners (binding the joint authors as joint owners).

4 Royalty exemption
Authors are not entitled to royalty payments as a result of the publication.

5 Indexing through metadata
The Leopoldina may change and/or supplement, process and pass on the metadata (including personal data linked to the publication) supplied by me; this also includes automated procedures for data processing and forwarding, also by service providers.

6 Consent to conversion
The Leopoldina is entitled to convert the publication(s) into a technically different data format if required to fulfil its archiving task. The Leopoldina is not liable for any changes that may occur during conversions.

7 Transfer of rights
The Leopoldina is entitled to forward the publication(s), including the associated metadata, to the German National Library and other document servers, databases and electronic archives with the same rights as mentioned above.

8 Right to publication
My granting of rights does not give rise to any entitlement to publication in printed and/or digital form by the Leopoldina; the Leopoldina reserves the right to withdraw the publication without giving reasons.

9 Liability disclaimer
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