To satisfy US copyright laws, we MUST have a dated release of copyright.

During the process of submitting your manuscript, you cannot continue with the review process without ticking the box whereby you agree to relinquish copyrights to Tobacco Regulatory Science Group. Your submission will serve as the dated release of copyright and NO FURTHER ACTION is required. The agreement you will agree to or already agreed to is listed below.

“In consideration of Tobacco Regulatory Science Group taking action in reviewing and editing my(our) submitted manuscript, the author(s) hereby transfer(s), assign(s), or otherwise convey(s) copyright ownership to Tobacco Regulatory Science Group. The author(s) declare(s) that the manuscript contains no matter that is, to the best of the author(s) knowledge, libelous or unlawful, or that infringes upon any US copyright. In the event the manuscript is NOT accepted for publication, copyrights revert to the author(s).”

If additional questions arise, feel free to contact the Journal offices.

The Copyright Clearance Center has produced an excellent first of its kind Copyright Basics Video to help educate faculty, students, or anyone about the ins and outs of copyright law.