Copyright notice (Judgment and Decision Making, revised 3/12/2013)

Commons License

As of March 2013, these articles are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License (cc-by). This license, used by many other open-access journals, allows all uses of each article but requires attribution. It is not retroactive to articles published earlier, so the original copyright statement still applies to them.

That statement (below) was intended to be fully consistent with the new cc-by license, with one exception: the cc-by license allows commercial use without the author's permission (but with attribution). Commercial uses include indexing (which we already allow), data mining that will lead to closed-access publications, and inclusion in edited books. Although the cc-by license allows commercial use without requiring royalty payment to authors, such royalties are usually quite small anyway, and some publishers may pay royalties even though the license does not require it.

For now, the cc-by license applies to data, code and stimuli, except when it conflicts with a prior copyright. Common courtesy requires informing authors of new uses of their data, as well as acknowledging the source.

Original copyright (applies before March 2013)

The copyright of contributions remains with the authors, except that it is assumed that authors consent to the following:

1. The consent of the author is not needed for paper copies of articles to be made for classroom use, provided that they are distributed at or below cost of reproduction and provided that the author and the journal are credited and that the author's copyright is noted. A suggested addition to reproduced articles is: "Readers are reminded that this work is protected by copyright. While they are free to use the ideas expressed in it, they may not copy, distribute or publish the work or part of it, in any form, printed, electronic or otherwise, except for reasonable quoting, clearly indicating the source. Readers are permitted to make copies, electronically or printed, for personal and classroom use." (This is largely for protection against plagiarism.)

2. Links to the article in the journal may be freely made in web pages. And, of course, readers may download articles for their own use.

3. Although the author may grant permission for commercial reproduction (e.g., in an edited collection of articles), we assume that the author grants permission to the Society for Judgment and Decision Making to include the article in an edited collection in the Society book series, without royalties. We also assume that any reproduction will include a citation to the journal. The author also grants permission for inclusion of the article in databases designed for search or archiving.

Otherwise, authors have complete control over reproduction of each article.

Jonathan Baron
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