Copyright and Publishing Rights


The "MULTIDISCIPLINARY JOURNAL OF INSTRUCTION (MDJI)" (hereinafter referred to as the "Journal") publishes scholarly articles across various disciplines. It is crucial to establish clear copyright and publishing rights to protect the intellectual property of authors and the Journal itself. This document outlines the copyright and publishing rights policies for MDJI.


In general, authors retain the copyright to their articles published in MDJI. However, by submitting an article, authors grant the Journal certain publishing rights. These rights typically include:

  • The right to reproduce the article in the Journal's print and electronic editions.
  • The right to make the article available online through the Journal's website or databases.
  • The right to create derivative works, such as summaries or translations, with the author's permission.

Author Rights

MDJI recognizes the importance of author rights. Authors typically retain the following rights:

  • The right to share their article with colleagues and students through personal websites or repositories, following any embargo period set by the Journal.
  • The right to reuse portions of their article in future publications, with proper citation to the original article in MDJI.
  • The right to submit their article to other publications after a designated embargo period.

The specific rights granted by authors and retained by MDJI will be outlined in a copyright transfer agreement or author agreement signed by authors upon submission of their article.

Open Access

MDJI may consider adopting an open access model, where articles are freely available online to everyone. There are different open access models, each with varying copyright implications. Authors should be informed about the specific open access model adopted by MDJI and any associated copyright requirements.

Fair Use

Copyright law allows for the fair use of copyrighted material for purposes such as criticism, commentary, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. However, fair use is a complex legal doctrine, and it is recommended to consult with a copyright attorney for any questions regarding fair use.

Third-Party Content

Authors are responsible for obtaining permission to reproduce any third-party content (such as figures, tables, or excerpts from other copyrighted works) in their articles.


MDJI is committed to upholding copyright and publishing rights. This document provides a general overview of these rights, but authors are encouraged to carefully review the Journal's copyright transfer agreement or author agreement for specific details. Authors with any questions about copyright or publishing rights should contact the Journal's editorial team.

Additional Considerations

  • Digital Object Identifier (DOI): MDJI may assign a DOI to each published article. A DOI is a unique identifier that facilitates the long-term online availability and citation of articles.
  • Archiving: MDJI may partner with archiving services to ensure the long-term preservation of published articles.
  • Licensing: MDJI may offer different licensing options for authors, such as Creative Commons licenses, which allow for the reuse of articles under certain conditions.