Hi friends,

Quick question about rights pertaining to medical/cellular biology illustration to appear in specialized medical journals (not consumer-facing publications):

Since the scientists/doctors/researchers who commission this type of work are often placing it within papers that may take years to get published, what are the general practices and fees surrounding duration of exclusivity? If you’re negotiating a set time frame of exclusivity (say a year) does the clock start the day you deliver the art? The day the journal is actually published? A random window of time specified by the client?

Thanks for any input!


Natalya Zahn


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