Copyright FAQs

What if the first Author is from another DOE institution and the work was done at Fermilab?

If the first author is from another DOE institution and the work was done at Fermilab, then Fermilab’s Technical Publications Administrator techpubs@fnal.gov needs to sign the copyright form as this is in our DOE contract. It is the first author’s responsibility to request a Fermilab report number and upload the paper.  If the first author fails to do this, then the Fermilab author is required to do this.

 

What if the first Author is from a non-DOE institution and the work was done at Fermilab?

If the first author is from a non-DOE institution and the work was done here, Fermilab’s Technical Publications Administrator needs to sign the copyright form as this is in our DOE contract and they used Fermilab facilities to do the work.  They need to forward any publisher’s or conference editor’s requests to techpubs@fnal.gov for signature. It is the first author’s responsibility to request a Fermilab report number and upload the paper.  If the first author fails to do this, then the Fermilab author is required to do this.

 

What if the first Author is from another DOE institution and the work was not done at Fermilab?

If the first author is from another DOE institution and the work was not done at Fermilab, the first author should sign the copyright form, as other DOE institutions have similar rules. It is the Fermilab author’s responsibility to request a Fermilab report number and upload the paper .

 

What if the work was done elsewhere and has a Fermilab author listed on it?

If the work was done elsewhere and has a Fermilab author listed on it, Fermilab does not need to sign the copyright form, but it is the Fermilab author’s responsibility to request a Fermilab report number and upload it.

 

What if the work is published in a journal?

If the work is published in a journal, it is the Fermilab author’s responsibility to upload, or email to techpubs@fnal.gov the “Accepted” preprint version of the work. It is a DOE mandated requirement that Fermilab collects these versions and make them freely available to all.