Hi gang -
Actually most of the peer review subject matter specialty journals
technically copyright everything that they print. BUT I have had this
discussion with authors and its my understanding that what they have
copyright to is the full article and embedded artwork. Not the stand
alone artwok. US govt. scientists publish in these all the time and
the work they (and their staff illustrators) do on the government
payroll is public domain.
Freelance work is another thing - keep researching/negotiating Meike.
I would likely do it one time anyway. The visibility in Blood (esp.
if they pay more than the normal price you get if your retain full
copyright) likely worth it. The items I have had in high visibility
pubs (like Science, where the illustrator DOES keep copyright) has
paid off well over the years. But then, I have sold full copyright to
lots of stuff over the years- textbook work is all full rights
Hug that baby for me! - Taina
Taina Litwak, CMI
Litwak Illustration Studio
13029 Chestnut Oak Drive
Darnestown, MD 20878
skype:(301)476-0716 or tainalitwak
landline in Maine: (207) 863-4841
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