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Copyright Policy

The Pacific Journalism Review’s policy is aligned with Creative Commons principles and its policy is to make its research data freely available in South Pacific island state educational institutions. However, it is also PJR's policy to be assigned copyright for all contributions for global databases because:

  • ownership of copyright by one central organisation tends to ensure maximum international protection against infringement;
  • it also ensures that requests by third parties to reprint a contribution, or part of it, are handled efficiently and in accordance with a general policy which is sensitive both to any relevant changes in international copyright legislation, and to the general desirability of encouraging the dissemination of knowledge.

In assigning copyright as an author, you are not forfeiting your rights to use your contribution elsewhere such as self-archiving or on your university's database. You may do this after obtaining permission from Pacific Journalism Review, which will be granted after publication provided that PJR is acknowledged as the original source. All requests to reprint your contribution, or a substantial part of it, or figures, tables or illustrations from it, in another publication will be subject to your approval. Fulltext articles from Pacific Journalism Review are available on subscription from:

Any royalties received though these agencies will be used to further the research and publication development of the journal for the benefit of journalism and media scholarship.It is understood that in some cases the contributor’s employer will hold copyright. If so, Pacific Journalism Review requires non-exclusive permission to deal with requests from third parties.  In these cases, please consult the Editor. In addition to reproduction in conventional printed hard copy form, your contribution may be stored electronically (e.g. onPacific Journalism Review’s website – and then printed out to meet individual requests.

Your assignment of copyright signifies your agreement to Pacific Journalism Review making arrangements to include your paper in such document delivery services and electronic databases.A copyright assignment form is sent to authors whose articles are accepted for publication in PJR. 

In line with the Pacific Media Centre, which publishes this journal, we publish under a (cc) Creative Commons licence:

Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works (BY-NC-ND) 

This licence is the most restrictive of our six main licences, allowing redistribution. This licence is often called the “free advertising” licence because it allows others to download your works and share them with others as long as they mention you and link back to you, but they cannot change them in any way or use them commercially.

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