Publishing and copyright

All Authors who present at an Australian Water Association conference or activity or publish in any Australian Water Association publication will be required to comply with the Australian Water Association’s Copyright Assignment Policy as follows:


With the acceptance of the abstract, presentation or paper (“the Manuscript”) for inclusion in an Australian Water Association conference, activity or publication, the Authors agree to transfer to the Australian Water Association ABN 78 096 035 773 (“the Publisher”) the full copyright of the Manuscript to:


a) publish, reproduce, distribute, display and store the Manuscript in all forms, formats and media whether now known or developed (including print, digital and electronic forms) throughout the world;
b) translate the Manuscript into other languages, create adaptations, summaries or extracts or other derivative works based on the Manuscript in print, digital or electronic formats; and
c) license others to do any or all of the above.


Authors are hereby granted, after a period of six months following the presentation or publication of the Manuscript or a period otherwise agreed in writing between the Publisher and the Author and provided they make reference to the relevant AWA conference, activity or publication where the Manuscript was presented or published, the right to:


a) reproduce the Manuscript in whole or in part in any printed book or thesis of which they are the author(s);
b) that they and any institution or organisation where they are employed at the time of presentation or publication may reproduce the Manuscript for the purpose of education;
c) to post a copy of the Manuscript as accepted for presentation or publication (in Adobe PDF® format only) on the Author’s own web site, or the Author’s institutional repository, or the Author’s funding body’s archive; and
d) to reuse figures or tables created by them and contained in the Manuscript in other works created by them.


The Authors warrant and certify that:


a) the Authors are the sole authors of the Manuscript. This Manuscript has not been submitted for publication or published elsewhere in any form, electronic or in print. If the Manuscript includes materials of others, the Authors have obtained the permission of the owners of the copyright in all such materials to enable them to grant the rights contained herein. Copies of all such permissions are attached to the original submission;
b) all of the facts contained in the Manuscript are true and accurate;
c) the Author who has signed this Agreement has full right, power and authority to enter into this Agreement on behalf of all of the Authors. All the listed Authors have agreed to be listed Authors, and have granted the signing Author the Authority to enter into this agreement on their behalf;
d) nothing in the Manuscript is obscene, defamatory, libellous, violates any right of privacy or infringes any intellectual property rights (including copyright, patent or trademark) or any other human, personal or other rights of any person or entity or is otherwise unlawful; and
e) nothing in the Manuscript infringes any duty of confidentiality which any of the Authors may owe to anyone else or violates any contract, express or implied, of any of the Authors, and all of the institutions in which work recorded in the Manuscript was carried out have authorised publication of the Manuscript.

If the Manuscript will for any reason not be accepted for presentation or publication this Agreement shall terminate, and neither the Author nor the Publisher shall be under any further liability or obligation.


Authors will be required to complete and return the Copyright Assignment Agreement prior to presentation or publication of the Manuscript. Download the Copyright Assignment Agreement.

For more information contact AWA Publishing on 02 9436 0055 or publishing@awa.asn.au.