Contributors terms

TCOLondon standard terms for commissioned work

In order for us to be able to publish your work, we need to obtain certain usage rights from you. This page is intended to clarify what these rights are, and to explain what we can and can’t do with the work you submit. By accepting a commission to produce work for us (‘the Work’), you agree to grant us these rights.

1. You guarantee that the Work is original, that it hasn’t been published before (unless otherwise agreed with the commissioning editor), that it doesn’t infringe any third party intellectual property or other rights, and that you have the necessary authority to grant us the rights we need.

2. Although we will try to notify you of any significant changes prior to publication, you agree that we may edit, adapt or translate the Work in any way we see fit.

3. You grant us a worldwide, exclusive right to first publication of the Work across all media (unless otherwise agreed with the commissioning editor). You agree not to publish it elsewhere for 60 days from the date of publication.

4. Following the initial period of exclusivity above, you grant us a worldwide, non-exclusive, irrevocable right to publish the Work on any of the TCOLondon-owned websites under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported licence. You can find the terms of this licence here. You also agree that we may store the Work indefinitely in our archives.

5. You will be paid a fee for creating the Work. The exact amount will be agreed in writing during the commissioning process, and you agree that it will constitute fair remuneration for your services and due consideration for the grant of rights herein. VAT is included within the fee agreed.

Except where there is an agreement in writing to the contrary, you retain all other rights in the Work.

You can invoice us at any point after you’ve submitted the Work, and you will be paid no later than 30 days after its publication date.

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