Hi Emily and Bruce,
Thanks for your thoughts. I have reacted to the research group that I am willing to do it, but for double the price. I don't know if they are willing to do that, and if they don't it is a pity of a great opportunity, but I am already going beyond my own principles by offering it. And this will not be the last of such a opportunity...
Wetenschappelijke en technische visualisaties
ir. Mieke Roth
8223 CN Lelystad
Sent: maandag 1 maart 2010 14:45
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Subject: Re: [SCIART] question about copyright
I can't comment on what the value of being published in "Blood" might be, since I'm not familiar with that publication.
Regarding copyright, I think it is always a good idea to try to keep the copyright to an illustration you produce, but I also have no problem transferring the copyright if I'm well paid for it. If I were you, I would probably double the price.
On Mon, Mar 1, 2010 at 5:09 AM, Mieke Roth <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
I am asked to make an illustration about research of one of the coagulation factors in blood for the renowned journal Blood. I would love to do that because it has been a while since I made something non-technical, so I am thirsty for a biological or medical subject. But... "Blood" requires the authors to hand over their copyright, including that of all illustrations. I gave an estimate that was fairly low before I knew this because I would love to do this, with the remark to the research group that it was indeed a low price, but I never opted for transfer of copyright. There is one other person that they asked to make an estimate and I am not a fan of his work (low quality, not really visible for laymen's eyes, but for a science illustrator it is almost in your face..).
I am in the habit of never transferring copyright, so I even shouldn't be thinking about this, but what would any of you do? Having the opportunity to be published in "Blood" is a big deal that might result in being seen. The illustration that I have in mind will almost surely result to that. I know that they want to go for my offer and not for the other guy, but I am thinking of doubling the price now I know about the copyright or letting it go entirely.
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