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More information regarding copyright can be found on the Australian Copyright Council website.
Generally in academic work, most work is attributed by acknowledging the original source via citations. However, this does not allow authors to reuse other's work without permission, particularly if they are reusing a 'substantial' part of a work.
In practice, whilst this could occur across a range of work types, it is most likely to occur with the use of images, graphs and tables.
If a submission contains copyrighted images from other published sources, permission will be needed before the image can be used in a published article.
- once the article has been accepted, contact the authors or journal to request permission
- provide a copy of the approval email/form
If all images, graphs, and tables are the author’s own creation, authors will need to explain somewhere in the document that no permissions were necessary as the figures/tables are original and were created by the author.