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Publication Contract

This contract grants copyright so that your work may be published. Per this contract, authors retain the right to include their published work in institutional repositories as well as on personal websites and to make the published work publicly accessible if required by a funding agency.

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AGREEMENT: made this 30th day of May, 2024, between the Southern Public Administration Education Foundation, Inc. (hereinafter called the Publisher), and the author named above (hereinafter called the Author) with respect to a work provisionally entitled (hereinafter called the Work), and consisting of pages.

RIGHTS: So that the Publisher may cause the Work to be published in JHHSA the Author grants and assigns to the Publisher during the term or terms of copyright and all renewals and extensions thereof the exclusive right to publish and market the Work throughout the world; to cause or license the Work to be translated into any and all languages for publication and sale throughout the world; to publish or license publication of the Work in reprint form, in anthologies, in periodicals, in digests, abridgments, condensations, abstracts, microfilms, microcards, recordings, braille, photographing, or in any other present and future media, and in all forms of merchandising and commercial use; to copyright the Work in the name of the Publisher.

Rights of the Author: The Author shall retain the right to use the Work in any form or format in connection with the Author’s teaching, professional presentations or other scholarly work and academic or professional activities. The Author shall retain the right to make the Work available in digital form in a digital repository or website maintained by the Author or the Author’s employer, agencies funding research related to the Work or by scholarly societies with which the Author is affiliated. This right shall include the right to permit public access to the Work as part of a repository or a domain as required through agreement with a funding agency.

PUBLICATION: The Publisher may make the Work conform to a style of presentation, spelling, capitalization and usage the Publisher deems appropriate. The Author shall read and correct the edited manuscript and proofs when and if submitted, and return promptly corrected manuscript or proofs to the Publisher. The Publisher may charge the Author for expenses incurred as a result of excessive changes in proofs.


(a) The Author warrants and represents that he/she is the sole owner of the Work and all the rights herein granted and has full right and power of make this Agreement; that the Work is not a violation of any copyright, proprietary or personal right; that he/she has not in any manner granted, assigned, encumbered or disposed of any of the rights herein granted to the Publisher or any rights adverse to or inconsistent therewith; and that there are no rights outstanding which would diminish, encumber or impair the full enjoyment or exercise of the rights herein granted the Publisher; that no part of the Work is libelous, obscene or unlawful, or violates any right of privacy.

(b) The Author agrees to hold harmless and indemnify the Publisher against any claim, demand, suit, action, proceeding, recovery or expense of any nature whatsoever arising from any claim of infringement of copyright or proprietary right, or from claims of libel, obscenity, unlawfulness or invasion of privacy based upon or arising out of any matter or thing contained in the Work, or from any breach of warranties or representations herein contained. The Publisher may at his sole discretion and expense retain counsel and may at his sole discretion compromise any such claim or suit brought against him.

(c) The warranties, representations and indemnities shall survive the termination of this Agreement.

This Agreement shall bind and inure to the benefit of the heirs, executors, administrator, and legal representatives of the Author, and upon the successors and assigns of the Publisher. However, all obligations of the Author are personal and non-assignable. This Agreement constitutes the complete understanding of the parties and shall be interpreted according to the laws of the State of Alabama, regardless of the place of its execution. No modification or waiver of any provision hereof shall be valid unless in writing and signed by both parties.

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