We require transfer of copyright for all our publications, including conference proceedings. This allows us to distribute publications throughout the world by print and electronic means, to create translations and reuse them in reprint collections.
We expect authors to credit all sources used in their writings and not to represent work of others as their own. Authors found to have plagiarized the work of another are subject to having their paper removed from the conference program and from OnePetro. Future submissions from authors found to have plagiarized will be scrutinized carefully. In the case of students found to be plagiarizing the work of others, SPE may inform the student’s university.
For more information, check out the Plagiarism FAQ page »
Copyright allows us to perform a valuable service for our industry. SPE copyrights save you from needing to locate the authors to request permission; SPE can provide permission. To defray our costs, fees apply to certain types of use, especially those that are commercial in nature. SPE uses Copyright Clearance Center’s RightsLink licensing solution for reuse permissions. This allows you to immediately determine the fees and to complete the transaction online.
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Appeals Process for Declined Peer-Reviewed Papers
The author has 90 days from the date of the decline letter to file an appeal. The author should send a letter to firstname.lastname@example.org outlining in detail why the paper merits publication and responding in detail to any reviewer comments provided in the decline letter. The Executive Editor will review the appeal to determine whether the author’s rebuttal is compelling and to be assured that the reviewers acted impartially in their review. If the EE believes that the appeal is without merit and that the decline decision should stand, then the decline recommendation, along with the paper’s original review details, will be forwarded to the Editor-in-Chief for a final decision.