Optional Open Article Agreement Summary and Discount Form
Please read prior to signature
By executing the Optional Open Article Agreement You as the author and therefore the holder of the copyrights related to
the Article (as defined in the Agreement) ensure the wide accessibility of Your Article in the written and electronic media
controlled by Akadémiai Kiadó Zrt. by granting license to the publishing of your Article subject to Section III of the
Agreement and against paying the fee subject to Section V of the Agreement while retaining the ownership and further
rights related to the Article.
By executing this Agreement You confirm that the Article is your original work, has not previously been published in print
or electronic format (please see Section VI for exceptions). You also confirm that the Article is free of plagiarism, and that
You have exercised reasonable care to ensure that it is accurate and, to the best of your knowledge, does not contain
anything which is libelous, or obscene, or infringes on anyone’s copyright, right of privacy, or other rights.
When indicating any co-authors in this Agreement You further confirm that all co-authors have been listed and you have
the exclusive and unlimited right to represent all the co-authors of the Article and to enter into the present Agreement on
their behalf and as a consequence all declarations made by you as Author in the Agreement are made in the name of the
co-authors as well. You also confirm that You shall hold Publisher harmless of all third-party claims in connection to non-
authorized use of the Article by Publisher.
The fact that You received a copy of this Agreement means that the Article submitted by You is accepted for publication,
please note, however, that Akadémiai Kiadó Zrt. cannot open your Article until a completed and executed copy of the
Agreement has been received. In order to have your Article opened please fill the data as required in the Agreement and
fax the copy of the Agreement with your signature to the following fax number of Akadémiai Kiadó Zrt.
In order to receive an original copy of the Agreement with the official signature of Akadémiai Kiadó Zrt. please post two
original copies of the Agreement with your signature to the address of the Publisher (see next page).
The copy of the Agreement with the official signature of Akadémiai Kiadó Zrt. shall be returned to Your address as
indicated in the Agreement.
Select the relevant statement from this list in order to pay the discounted OOpenArt publishing fee (see Section V in the
Agreement for details):
□ I have a live individual subscription to the journal.
□ My institute has a live institutional subscription to the journal.
□ I would like to subscribe to the journal.
Invoice address (quote VAT number if relevant*) Delivery address:
Author’s name Author’s signature
* Please note that
• customers in the EU should quote their VAT number on all orders. In this case the invoice will be exclusive of VAT.
• customers in the EU with no VAT number will receive an invoice including the appropriate amount of VAT. That is, our invoice
will include VAT.
• orders in non EU-member states will be fulfilled at net price.
Optional Open Article License Agreement
Name: Akadémiai Kiadó Zrt.
Seat: Prielle Kornélia u. 19
Address: H-1117 Budapest, Hungary
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Journal Title: Co-authors:
I. Publishing of the Article
Parties agree that after peer review and acceptance of the manuscript submitted by Author, Publisher will enable unrestricted Web
access to the Article from the Publisher’s website, in exchange for a fixed payment from the Author. Publisher will also publish the
Article in the printed Journal.
II. Rights and Obligations of Publisher
By the execution of the present Agreement Publisher shall acquire a sole and exclusive license to the Article for the purpose as defined
in Article I above. The Author shall, however, not transfer the ownership of his/her copyright related to the Article onto Publisher.
The Publisher’s rights to the Article shall especially include:
• to make the Article freely accessible through the official Website of Publisher on-line for an unrestricted period of time
• to publish the Article in the printed Journals as listed on the official Website of Publisher
• to quote from the Article on the official Website of the Publisher and to make the Title and the brief introduction of the Article
accessible through search engines on the Web
• to take measures on behalf of the Author against infringement, inappropriate use of the Article, libel or plagiarism.
The Publisher shall ensure
• the Author to be identified as the author and owner of the copyright of the Article
• maintaining the integrity of the Article once refereed and accepted for publication.
III. Rights and Obligations of Author
The Author declares and warrants that he/she is the exclusive author of the Article or has the right to represent all co-authors of the
Article respectively and has the right therefore to enter into the present Agreement and entitle the Publisher the use of the Article
subject to the present Agreement.
All other rights except as described in Article II hereto are retained by Author. Author therefore shall especially have the right to
• publish the Article on his/her own website
• transform, translate, extend or abbreviate the Article
• to quote from the Article
• to grant license to the use of the Article by any third party.
The Author expressively acknowledges and accepts that he/she shall be entitled to no royalty (or any other fee) related to any use of
the Article subject to the present Agreement.
IV. Re-use of Third Party Content as Part of the Article
Should Author wish to reuse material sourced from third parties such as other copyright holders, publishers, authors, etc. as part of the
Article the responsibility for acquiring and clearing of the third party permissions for such use before submitting the Article to the
Publisher for acceptance is taken by the Author.
Author shall hold Publisher harmless from all third party claims in connection to the unauthorized use of any material under legal
protection forming a part of the Article.
V. Publishing Fee
The Publishing Fee shall be 900 EUR (1125 USD) + VAT where applicable. Author shall transfer the Publishing Fee to the bank
account of Publisher indicated on the invoice issued by the Publisher.
Publisher offers 50% discount of the above Fee for authors a) with a live subscription of the journal and authors of b) subscribing
institutions, c) Hungarian institutions, d) institutions of low- and lower-middle-income countries. Discounts may not be combined, all
these authors should pay 450 EUR (562 USD) + VAT where applicable. Please sign the Discount Form and send it to the Publisher.
The obligations of Publisher under this Agreement shall only be binding when the Publishing Fee has been credited to the bank
account of Publisher.
VI. Previously Published Articles
When the Article has previously been published by Publisher subject to the Copyright Transfer Agreement between Author and
Publisher the provisions of the present Agreement shall be applicable to the rights and obligations of the Parties regarding the use of
the Article during the validity of the present Agreement.
VII. Other Provisions
Subject to the present Agreement the Article shall be deemed as first published within the Area of the Hungarian Republic. Therefore
the provisions of the Hungarian law, especially the provisions of Act LXXVI of 1999 on Copy Rights shall apply to the rights of the
Parties with respect to the Article.
For any disputes arising from or in connection with the present Agreement Parties agree in the exclusive competence of the Central
District Court of Pest or the Capital Court of Budapest respectively. This Agreement shall become valid after execution by both Parties.
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