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Revision of ITA

Here are the summary of the difference between “New” and the “Current” Instruction to Authors (ITA) for your convenience. The new ITA will be released and get valid accordingly as shown in the “For Authors” page of the relevant journal.

[July 2021]

NEW:
OPEN ACCESS, COPYRIGHT AND FEES
The journal is fully Open Access under Creative Commons (CC) licenses and all articles are free to access at the journal’s website. Authors are charged reasonable publication fees that offset the costs incurred in the peer review and publishing processes.

Copyright
Authors of all manuscripts transfer the copyright over their work to the publisher (including, but not limited to, all rights stipulated in Articles 21 through 28 of the Copyright Act of Japan), Fuji Technology Press, Ltd. Authors shall not exercise or use any moral rights to be protected in accordance with the Copyright Act of Japan or the applicable law of any other country or region. The journal then publishes articles under a Creative Commons license.

Creative Commons licenses
Articles in the journal are Open Access and published under a Creative Commons license: CC BY-ND 4.0 (Attribution-NoDerivatives 4.0 International). This license allows users to copy and distribute the material in any medium or format whole and unchanged only, as long as appropriate credit is given. The license allows for commercial re-use.

Some funding bodies require articles funded by them to be published under Creative Commons license CC BY, which authors can request by contacting the publisher.

Self-archiving (Green Open Access) policy
Self-archiving, also known as Green Open Access, enables authors to deposit a copy of their manuscript in an online repository. The Journal of Robotics and Mechatronics encourages authors of original research manuscripts to upload the final published version of the manuscript to an institutional or public repository immediately after publication in the journal.

 

CURRENT:
PUBLICATION MODEL, COPYRIGHT, RE-USE OF MATERIAL AND FEES
Articles in The Journal are free to access at the journal’s website. Authors are charged reasonable publication fees that offset the costs incurred in the peer review and publishing processes. This is often described as ‘Bronze Open Access’.

Copyright and re-use of journal material
Authors are required to assign all copyrights in the manuscript to the publisher, Fuji Technology Press, Ltd. However, authors or their institutions may reproduce or authorize others to reproduce the published article, material extracted verbatim from the published article, or derivative works for the purposes of the author’s personal use or withininstitutional use. This use is dependent on the article and journal being fully attributed and on the publisher’s copyright notice being included. Copies or derivatives cannot be distributed without further permission from the publisher and cannot be used in any way that implies Fuji Technology Press Ltd.’s endorsement of a user’s, or their institution’s, products or services. All use must be non-commercial (e.g. copies cannot be offered for sale).

Self-archiving (Green Open Access) policy
Self-archiving, also known as Green Open Access, enables authors to deposit a copy of their manuscript in an online repository. the Journal encourages authors of original research manuscripts to upload their ‘Author Accepted Manuscript’ (AAM) to an institutional or public repository immediately after publication in the journal. The AAM is the version of the manuscript that was accepted: that is, after peer review but before full production by the journal.

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Last updated on Aug. 03, 2021