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Author's Proof-reading and Copyright

Author's Proof-reading
The final manuscript for publication is prepared by the Editorial Office of JACT. Once the paper is accepted, the author will be asked to submit a final manuscript in the notification e-mail of "accept". Authors should prepare a manuscript according to the final manuscript submission guide and submit the manuscript in Word File. However, if the author prepared the manuscript properly according to the author guide, and submitted the first manuscript in Word File, the Editorial office can prepare the final manuscript for author's proofreading without requesting submission of the final manuscript. In that case, the time from acceptance to publication will be shorter. The editorial office informs the approximate date to request the author proofreading in the email to notify the acceptance of the paper. When the editorial office asks the authors proofreading, the instructions for download of the manuscript and the CTA form are shown in the mail. Please follow the instructions in the email, then download the manuscript for proofing-reading and the CTA form, then return it to the ACT Secretary after check and filling in the form.
 
Trancefer of Copyright
Before ACT can publish any article the copyright must be transferred to the Japan Concrete Institute. Transfer of copyright helps JCI to make articles more widely accessible across different media, whether supplementing or replacing printed versions, and hence ensures that the research gains global promotion. This transfer agreement enables JCI to protect the copyrighted material for the authors, but does not relinquish the author's proprietary rights. Copyright of articles is assigned to JCI from the date on which the article is submitted for publication, and therefore a simultaneous submission of the article (or similar material) for publication elsewhere is a breach of Copyright. Authors are asked to submit a completed Copyright Transfer Agreement in hardcopy. This CTA appears on the ACT's Web site and must be completed, signed and sent with the final manuscript. If the author cannot assign copyright then an agreement giving Licence to Publish will be required instead. Please consult our Editorial secretary if the standard form is not appropriate for your circumstances. Authors who may not own the copyright (e.g. authors in industrial companies or government research establishments) are asked to state this explicitly. In the case of multi-author papers, only one author needs to sign the form but the written consent of all the other authors should be obtained beforehand and sent accompanying the Copyright Transfer Agreement. The copyright transfer covers the exclusive rights to reproduce and distribute the article, including reprints, photographic reproductions, microfilm or any other reproductions of similar nature and translations. This includes the right to adapt the article for use in conjunction with computer systems and programs, including reproduction or publication in machine-readable form and incorporation in retrieval systems.
 
Copying ACT Articles
The author retains, to the extent provided by law, the right to the fair use of the manuscript for various purposes such as teaching (including multiple copies for classroom use) and other non-profit educational purposes. Reproduction of journals or parts of journals, whether is in paper or in electronic media, requires the permission from JCI. Permission for reproduction of illustrations, tables and short extracts from the text of individual articles published in ACT is usually granted upon request to the editorial secretary, provided that the original source of the material is acknowledged in each case and the permission of the authors is also obtained.
 
Reproducing Published Material
The author retains, to the extent provided by law, the right to the fair use of the manuscript for various purposes such as teaching (including multiple copies for classroom use) and other non-profit educational purposes. Reproduction of journals or parts of journals, whether is in paper or in electronic media, requires the permission from JCI. Permission for reproduction of illustrations, tables and short extracts from the text of individual articles published in ACT is usually granted upon request to the editorial secretary, provided that the original source of the material is acknowledged in each case and the permission of the authors is also obtained.
 
Copyright transfer agreement (CTA)

CTA sheet will be provided when the authors are asked for the final proof-reading. Please send back it after filling the required items by e-mail or post.

 
Please contact to the Secretary for more details
E-mail:
Dr. S. Ohno, ACT secretary
Japan Concrete Institute
Sogo Hanzomon Bldg. 12F, No. 7, Kojimachi 1-Chome, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-0083, Japan.