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The Author (on behalf of any and all co-authors) hereby assigns to MTCJ (hereafter known as the Publisher) the copyright to the Contribution named above; whereby the Publisher shall have the exclusive international rights to publish in any and all media the said Contribution and translations of it wholly or in part throughout the World under the provisions of this agreement. These rights include without limitation mechanical, electronic and visual reproduction; electronic storage and retrieval; and all other forms of electronic publication or any other types of publication including all subsidiary rights.

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2. All publishing rights consigned to the Publisher continue indefinitely, however, after no less than three years from the date of first publication by the Publisher authors may continue to publish their work in any form or media under the following terms and conditions.

3. Authors agree to not publish their submission in any form for a period of at least three years from the date of first publication in the Journal, after which authors are free to publish submitted material with an acknowledgement reading, ‘This article was first published in the Mass Timber Construction Journal, Vol [ ], Issue [ ]’. This acknowledgement can be attached to the end of the author's subsequent publication of the work, and under these conditions no notification to the Journal is necessary.

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