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First Publication:  If your Article is published in The Baffler that will be its first publication in English, and submission of your contribution constitutes your representation to The Baffler Foundation (“the Foundation”) that such is the case. 

Retention of Copyright: You will retain copyright to your Article.  However, to enable the Foundation and its publisher, MIT Press, to effect wide dissemination of your work, directly and through arrangements with abstract services, database publishers and others, you give the Foundation certain nonexclusive licenses as set forth below.

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Credit in Later Publications:  Whenever you exercise or authorize others to exercise any of your retained rights, you will ensure that first publication credit is given to The Baffler.

Editing:  The Foundation has the right to select and change the title and capsule descriptions of the Article, introductions to and graphics, type style or other optics.  The Foundation has the sole discretion to decide whether, when and how to publish the Article.

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Concerning Promotional Material:  The Foundation may use your name, likeness, and approved biographical information, and any illustrations in the Article that are original with you, to promote the Article, The Baffler, or any publication derived in whole or in part from The Baffler. You will receive credit as the photographer or artist in any such use of your illustrations.

Free Copies:  The Foundation will provide you with one complimentary print copy of the issue in which your Article appears.

Miscellaneous:  All references to “you” and “your” include your heirs and personal representatives, but your rights and obligations under these terms are not assignable.  If there is more than one author of the article, “you” and “your” include all authors jointly and severally. All references to the “Foundation” include the Foundation’s successors, assigns, and licensees.  No changes to these terms will be binding on you or on the Foundation unless expressly agreed in writing.  Any action arising out of or related to this agreement or the Article may be brought in a state or federal court in Massachusetts, and you consent to the jurisdiction of such courts for that purpose.

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