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2020.06.12
Copyright Transfer Request for Articles (predating July, 1980)

Copyright Transfer Request for Articles (predating July, 1980) Printed in the Japanese Language Journal of the Iron and Steel Institute of Japan Tetsu-to-Hagané and the Foreign Journals Transactions of the Iron and Steel Institute of Japan, Tetsu-to-Hagané Overseas, and Tetsu-to-Hagané Abstracts

 The Iron and Steel Institute of Japan requested the authors’ consent for the transfer of their copyrights to the institute for articles in the academic publications below that predate July, 1980. This request was made in the institute’s bulletin Ferrum and on its website in December, 2007. Consent was received from the authors, to whom we would like to express our deepest thanks.


 The world of academic publications is moving toward open access and the creation of a system that allows free online access to academic research results for everyone is underway. Open access requires that the materials are available on the Internet at no charge and that a license is expressly in place for use and reuse.


 To heighten the international dissemination of the institute’s journals Tetsu-to-Hagané and ISIJ International as open access journals, we will grant usage licenses (Creative Commons licenses), or more specifically CC BY-NC-ND (Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives) licenses (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/deed.ja) for all articles. We are also considering secondary usage in the future to further promote the use of academic research results.


 For the usage mentioned above, we are asking authors to transfer copyrights to the institute for articles predating July, 1980, for which we do not hold the copyright. Therefore, we kindly request your consent to the copyright transfer.


 If you do not consent to the copyright transfer, we ask that you contact the institute’s office by March 31, 2021 (regarding the article in question, please inform us of the following by e-mail: (1) your name, (2) the title of the article, and (3) the volume, number, and pages of its publication). We will refrain from granting a CC BY-NC-ND license and secondary use to these articles.

 If you do not respond, the institute will determine that you have consented to the copyright transfer. If you later object even though you have not responded, please submit an application.


 Ordinarily, we would request authors individually to follow this procedure. However, we kindly ask for your understanding of our circumstances and your approval of the above procedure.

 For applications and inquiries, please contact us at the address below:


Inquiries: The Iron and Steel Institute of Japan, Editorial Group; E-Mail: editol@isij.or.jp
     The Iron and Steel Institute Bldg. 5F,
     3-2-10 Kayabacho, Nihonbashi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 103-0025
     TEL. 03-3669-5933; FAX. 03-3699-5934