Prior to publication, authors must sign a form affirming their work is original and is not an infringement of an existing copyright. Additionally, we ask authors to transfer copyright to ASQ. The copyright transfer allows the author to reproduce his or her article in specific ways, provided the author requests permission from ASQ and credits copyright to ASQ. The transfer also allows ASQ to reproduce the work.
You can request a sample of our copyright form by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
If authors use material from other works in their articles, they must obtain written permission from the copyright owner (usually the publisher) to reprint each item of borrowed material in SQP. This includes any illustrations, tables or substantial extracts (direct quotations) outside the realm of fair use.
Articles cannot be published in SQP until copies of all permission letters are received at ASQ headquarters.