Author Terms

These Terms relate to Aeon Magazine, Psyche, and other electronic and paper publications owned by Aeon Media Group Ltd and its affiliates and subsidiaries (jointly and separately referred to in these Terms as 'the Company').

These Terms will not be varied, except in the event that the Company has expressly agreed in writing to a variation.

If you are not happy with the Terms you should not offer us any material or accept a commission from the Company. Any material supplied to us for publication is deemed to have been supplied in full knowledge and acceptance of these Terms.

1. The Author retains copyright subject to any agreement to the contrary between you and the Company in writing.

2. The Author grants to the Company the following rights:

2.1 a worldwide, irrevocable, perpetual, royalty-free licence to publish, store, syndicate, distribute, republish or retransmit any material you submit to us in any format, with the right to translate, amend, cut or alter as we think appropriate with:

2.1.a the right to first publication in any medium;

2.1.b an exclusive right in all digital media for five years from the date of your contribution being published by the Company; and in all print media for one year from the date of your contribution being published by the Company;

2.1.c a non-exclusive right after the terms of Clause 2.1.b have expired, at which point the Author is free to republish, excluding photography and illustrations, which remain the property of the Company.

2.2. the right to publish ‘Ideas’ pieces under a Creative Commons Attribution-No Derivatives licence. For more on Creative Commons licence see here. This means that the Ideas piece may be republished freely, but with attribution to the Company and the Author, with a link to the original, and without any changes being made to the content.

3. The Author warrants that:

3.1 any material you submit is your own original work and that you own the copyright and any other relevant
rights;

3.2 you will tell the Company about any conflict of interest, whether actual or potential, as well as anything that could perceived as such. You should raise this, preferably in writing by email, to the person with whom you have contact in the
Company.

4. The Company reserves the right to refuse to publish the Commission. If the Author has, in good faith, submitted the agreed word count and participated in the Company’s editing process and the Company refuses to publish the Commission, the Author will be paid a ‘Kill Fee’ of half (50 per cent) of the agreed fee. The Company subsequently relinquishes all rights to the Commission and the Author is free to publish the Commission elsewhere, excluding photography and illustrations, which remain the property of the Company. If the Author does not make changes to the Commission as required by the Company in writing, a Kill Fee will not be paid.