NASMI Copyright and Licensing

All articles published open access will be immediately and permanently free for everyone to read, download, copy and distribute.  NASMI’s policies are compatible with all major funders open access and self-archiving mandates. As such, NASMI does not require authors of original (primary) research papers to assign copyright of their published contributions. Authors will retain copyright alongside scholarly usage rights and NASMI will be granted publishing and distribution rights. NASMI requires the author as the rights holder to sign a Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement for all articles we publish. Authors grant NASMI an exclusive license to publish, in return for which they can reuse their papers in their future printed work without first requiring permission from the publisher of the journal.  NASMI’s Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement is a license agreement under which the author retains copyright in the work but grants NASMI the sole and exclusive right and license to publish for the full legal term of copyright.  For commissioned articles (for example, Reviews, News and Views), copyright is retained by NASMI.

NASMI/IJSPT License to Publish (LTP) form must be completed, in full, by the corresponding author on behalf of all the authors before an article can be made open access. All articles publishing in the IJSPT will be published under the CC-BY-NC-SA license. This license allows others to download the creative works and share them with others as long as they credit the authors and journal, but they can’t change the works in any way or use them commercially. This provides an industry-standard framework to support easy re-use of open access material.


  1. In consideration of NASMI/IJSPT evaluating the Contribution for publication (and publishing the Contribution if the NASMI/IJSPT so decides) the Author(s) grant to NASMI/IJSPT for the full term of copyright and any extensions thereto, subject to clause 2 below, the right and irrevocable license:

(a) to edit, adapt, publish, reproduce, distribute, display and store the Contribution in all forms, formats and media whether now known or hereafter developed (including without limitation in print, digital and electronic form) throughout the world;

(b) to translate the Contribution into other languages, create adaptations, summaries or extracts of the Contribution or other derivative works based on the Contribution and exercise all of the rights set forth in (a) above in such translations, adaptations, summaries, extracts and derivative works;

(c) to license others to do any or all of the above, including but not limited to the right to grant readers the right to use the Contribution under the Creative Commons license selected above; and

(d) to re-license article metadata without restriction (including but not limited to author name, title, abstract, citation, references, keywords and any additional information, as determined by NASMI/IJSPT).

  1. Ownership of the copyright in the Contribution remains with the Author(s). However, the Author(s)’ re-use rights in the Contribution are subject to the rights and restrictions set forth below in this Section. After the Author(s) have submitted the Contribution to the Society hereunder, the Author(s)’ rights to re-use the Contribution shall be the same as those set forth in the Creative Commons CC-BY-NC-SA license, with the following additional re-use rights: (a) to reproduce the Contribution in whole or in part in any printed volume (book or thesis) of which they are the Author(s); and (b) to reuse figures or tables created by the Author(s) and contained in the Contribution in oral presentations and other works created by them.

NASMI/IJSPT will permit the author to deposit a final peer-reviewed manuscript on his/her personal website, university's institutional repository or employer's intranet. The final peer-reviewed manuscript may not be updated or replaced with a proof of the final article. The final peer-reviewed manuscript must appear alongside the following notice: "This is a non-final version of an article published in final form in (provide complete journal citation)."