Copyright and Permissions

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MTS obtains copyright ownership from authors of all articles, books, reports, CD ROMs and conference proceedings. Works accepted by MTS for publication that are prepared by U.S. government employees in the course of their work are in the public domain and are not copyrighted.

Copyright Form for authors

Permission Granting

If you are requesting permission(s) to reproduce an article, text within the article, table(s) or figure(s), please send in a request to:

Marine Technology Society
Copyright Permissions
5565 Sterrett Place, Suite 108
Columbia, MD 21044

Requests should include:

  • Exact material you wish to use (include photocopies where practical).
  • The title of the publication in which you propose to use the material and the name of the publisher.
  • Whether or not you are the author of the original material (if yes, read your original copyright transfer form; it gave you the right to reproduce your work provided that the source and MTS copyright are indicated.)
  • Whether or not the material will be modified along with a general statement about the extent of the modification.
  • Number of copies that will be reproduced, and at what price (if any) they will be sold.
  • What language you want rights for.
  • What parts of the world you want rights for.

Electronic Capture

Electronic capture of the complete MTS Journal is a member-only benefit. If you are not a member of MTS, electronic capture is not permitted. When permitted, appropriate fees are assessed.

Posting on your Web site

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