As the open-access journal of the American Society of Hematology, Blood Advances makes the full text of every article published in the journal immediately accessible online, http://www.bloodadvances.org.
All material published in Blood Advances represents the opinions of the authors and does not reflect the opinions of the American Society of Hematology, the Editors, or the institutions with which the authors are affiliated. Authors submitting manuscripts to Blood Advances do so with the understanding that if a manuscript is accepted, the copyright in the article, including the right to reproduce the article in all forms and media, shall be assigned exclusively to The American Society of Hematology and that the corresponding author and all coauthors will be required to sign their copyright transfer using Blood Advances Bench>Press. This can be done at any time following initial submission of a manuscript but must be completed before an accepted article is published in the journal.
Blood Advances allows authors to retain a number of nonexclusive rights to their published article. The work of the authors who are U.S. Federal Government employees is not protected by the Copyright Act, and copyright ownership will not be transferred in these cases. The online form to sign on Blood Advances Bench>Press allows authors to indicate their status as Federal Government employees.
Authors have permission to share their work in the following ways after their article has been published online in Blood Advances.
- With students or colleagues for their personal use in presentations and other educational endeavors.
- On the authors’ institutional repositories.
- On personal websites.
- As a link to the article on the journal’s website anywhere at any time.
- Publicly on non-commercial platforms.
Specific examples of acceptable author reuse and sharing include:
- Reprinting the article in print collections of the author’s own writing.
- Reusing figures and tables created by the author in future works.
- Reproducing the article for use in courses the author is teaching. If the author is employed by an academic institution, that institution may also reproduce the article for course teaching.
- Distributing photocopies of the article to colleagues, but only for non-commercial purposes.
- Posting a copy of the article on the author's personal website, departmental website, and/or the university intranet. A hyperlink to the article on the Blood Advances website must be included.
- Presenting the work orally in its entirety.
- Using the article in theses and/or dissertation.
Authors reusing their own material in the above ways must include appropriate attribution and do not need to contact Blood Advances for permission. For all other uses, the author must request permission from ASH by visiting the Copyright Clearance Center.
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