Author Rights

Rights for Authors

In being considered for publication, the author(s) provides an exclusive license to the Engage for Change Journal to use, distribute, and publish the article/creative work, subject to the personal-use exceptions described below. Authors retain the copyright for all articles/creative works submitted. However, by submitting the article/creative work, you grant Engage for Change Journal rights to use, publish, reproduce, distribute, prepare derivative works of, and display the article.

Usage Policies

The article/creative work may be reproduced without the authors’ permission, in part or in its entirety, provided it is distributed and made available for free, without service charges or any other fee and provided that the author(s) are credited for their work. Users may not access, download, or copy articles for commercial purposes.

Personal-use Exceptions

While Engage for Change Journal receives an exclusive license to the published article/creative work, the following uses are always permitted to the author and do not require further permission provided the author does not alter the format or content of the article/creative work, including the copyright notification:

  • Storage and back-up of the article on the author’s computer(s) and digital media (e.g., flash drives, back-up servers, Zip files, etc.), provided that the article stored on these computers and media is not readily accessible by persons other than the author

  • Posting of the article on the author’s personal website, provided that the website is non-commercial

  • Posting of the article on the Internet as part of a non-commercial, open access institutional repository or other non-commercial, open access publication site affiliated with the author’s place of employment