Rights and licensing

All books or chapters will be released under a Creative Commons license. These licenses support free distribution of copyrighted works by granting standardised permissions for re-use.
Our default license is the Creative Commons Attribution International License (CC BY) 4.0. CC BY is the most open CC license available and considered the industry ‘gold standard’ for OA; it is also preferred by many funders. This license allows readers to copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format, and to alter, transform, or build upon the material, including for commercial use, providing the original author is given attribution. The author retains copyright.
Because your book will be released under a Creative Commons license, you will need to confirm that all third-party material in your book has been cleared for use in an OA work, preferably at pre-production stages. If there is third-party material in the book that does not fall under the Creative Commons license, this should be indicated in the credit line and on the copyright page.