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    Copyright Permissions Guidelines

    All materials included in your book must be your original work, or properly cited, with copyright permissions, where needed. Always cite the source of copyrighted information in full. Sources should be complete and accurate in citation as well as in references. If the cited work is from a published source, obtain written copyright permission to reprint.  We can provide you with a permission request form letter, or for the fastest electronic results, make your requests through the Copyright Clearance Center (www.copyright.com(link is external)). Authors are responsible for any fees associated with permission to reprint copyrighted material.

    Obtain Copyright Permission for:

    • Quotation of published text that exceeds 300 words, or that constitute less than 10 percent of the total work. Quotations taken from the same source that are spread throughout the manuscript must not exceed 10 percent of your manuscript.
    • Quotation of song lyrics of any length.
    • Quotation of more than two lines of poetry in text, or one line of poetry used as an epigraph in the chapter opener.
    • Unpublished material belonging to another source that is the intellectual property of said source or heir. This includes notes, personal correspondence, diaries, journals, photographs, drawings, paintings, etc.
    • Published photographs, figures, data, tables, graphs, or other visual material found in scholarly articles, essays, or book chapters, or websites or databases.

    When is permission not required?

    Permission is not required for text that falls within the public domain, that is, anything published in the U.S. on or before December 31, 1922; or anything published by the US government, unless it contains a copyright notice.

    The Fair Use Act aims to make research and other published work easier to reprint without written permission, if the material is being used for non-profit or educational use. To properly use text that falls under Fair Use, you must a) clearly identify that the material is not your original work, b) do not distort the meaning of the quotation, c) make sure the quotation is exactly worded from its original source, and d) give full credit to the source.

    When in doubt, request permission. 

    Obtain permission using the Copyright Clearance Center.  It is the easiest and fastest way to request copyright permission from myriad sources and obtain quick response. The CCC can provide almost instant access and results to copyright permission requests, however, to avoid delays in obtaining copyright permission, we strongly suggest that you request permissions during the writing phase of your manuscript.

    You can request standard form letters from your project editor to assist you in obtaining copyright permission, or go to www.copyright.com(link is external) to fill out an online request form.

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    Copyright Permissions

    Requesting Permission from FiT

    To obtain copyright permission to use or reprint material published in our textbooks, journals and electronic resources, please contact the Copyright Clearance Center

    Refer also to Fit Copyright Guidelines below for fair use of our publications.

    Fair Use Guidelines

    In order to promote the distribution of scholarly work for educational purposes while also retaining author and publisher rights and interests, FiT Publishing (FiT), a Division of the International Center for Performance Excellence (ICPE) at West Virginia University, provides guidelines for fair use and our permissions request policy.

    Articles published in FiT journals, or passages from FiT books (including electronic resources) may be copied or reused without permission only in accordance with Sections 107, 108, and other provisions of the U.S. Copyright Act. For questions or requests relating to both non-commercial and commercial uses of material appearing in FiT publications, please refer to the guidelines below or contact us.

    Journals

    Please note that having a subscription to a print or electronic journal does not grant the right to reuse published articles without first consulting the guidelines below or contacting us.

    In most cases, permission to reuse articles in FiT journals can be obtained through the Copyright Clearance Center at: http://www.copyright.com/.

    While FiT guidelines do not align completely with those of the Professional/Scholarly Publishing Division of the Association of American Publishers, that organization provides a thorough synopsis of access to journals which may provide more insight in its Frequently Asked Questions about Journal Access page.

    Authors

    Authors of articles published in FiT journals may use their articles for their own teaching and scholarly work without obtaining permission.

    Educational Use

    Permission to copy articles for use in the classroom, either distributed directly to students or incorporated into a course pack, should be obtained through the Copyright Clearance Center. Some fees may be associated with permissions.

    A scholar may use a portion of an article appearing in a FiT journal in a new work without requesting permission as long as the material reproduced does not exceed 1,000 total words or 300 consecutive words from the published source and it is properly cited. In addition, the material reused should not make up more than 10% of the new work and the material reused should not exceed more than 10% of the entirety of the published source. For material that exceeds those limits, please contact us.

    Institutional Repositories

    Authors of articles published in FiT journals may archive a PDF of their final published articles in their institution’s repository. Authors should instruct the repository to acknowledge FiT Publishing when archiving articles published in FiT journals with a formal/traditional bibliographical citation.

    Authors are NOT granted permission to archive “pre-prints” of their articles (i.e., an article accepted but not yet published) in their institution’s repository.

    Publishers

    Publishers who wish to reuse articles, figures, graphs, tables, or other copyright protected material appearing in FiT journals should contact the Copyright Clearance Center and provide the journal name, volume, issue number, article title, and page numbers for the requested material, and how it will be used in the new work. Some fees may be associated with permissions.

    Books

    Please note that purchasing a FiT publication does not grant the right to reuse published material without consulting FiT Guidelines for Fair Use or contacting the Copyright Clearance Center.

    Please also note that FiT Publishing can only grant permission for material copyrighted by FiT and West Virginia University. Occasionally FiT will publish or sell a product in which an author or another entity retains copyrights. The copyright page of our publications identify the copyright holder of our published works.

    Authors

    Authors of books or book chapters published by FiT Publishing should contact us to request reuse of published material.

    Educational Use

    Permission to use material published in FiT titles in the classroom, either distributed directly to students or incorporated into a course pack, should be obtained by contacting the Copyright Clearance Center. Some fees may be associated with permissions.

    A scholar may use a portion of text or a chapter appearing in one of FiT titles in a new work, without requesting permission as long as the material reproduced does not exceed 1,000 total words or 300 consecutive words from the published source. In addition, the material reused should not make up more than 10% of the new work, and the material reused should not exceed more than 10% of the entirety of the published source. For usages that exceed those limits, please contact us.

    Publishers

    A publishers seeking to reuse chapters or passages, figures, graphs, tables, or other copyright protected material appearing in FiT titles should contact the Copyright Clearance Center and provide the title of the book, authors/editors, and page numbers for the material being requested, and how it will be used in the new work. Some fees may be associated with permissions.

    Electronic Resource

    Copyright protection entends equally to a forms of a published work. See above for guidance regarding the conditions of fair use of copyrighted material.

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    Guidelines for Authors

    FiT Publishing is dedicated to publishing the highest quality textbooks in the sport sciences. Whether a veteran author or if this is your first book, we will support you through every aspect of the publications process. The main areas encompass the book proposal, the publishing agreement, manuscript preparation and submission, book publication, and marketing.

    New Editions

    New editions of textbooks are driven by emerging knowledge through research, and the conditions and direction of the profession and field of study.

    Peer Reviews and Endorsements

    It is strongly recommended that a peer review or a subject matter review is conducted sometime during the writing process to evaluate the subject matter objectively for evidence of bias, supporting scholarly evidence, and relevancy. Reviewers should be able to provide commentary to book authors to improve the quality of scholarship and to identify errors.

    Another type of reviewer can be engaged to read the final manuscript to provide an endorsement or review of the book for the reader’s consideration. Endorsements and critiques are usually focused on academic usefulness, readability, and general appeal to the reader. These types of reviews are optional, and can be used to promote the book.

    Planning ahead of time will ensure that subject matter and book reviewers receive high quality materials with sufficient time to review content prior to submission. 

    Teaching Tools

    We have learned that teaching tools can sell textbooks. A new text and certainly a new edition will greatly ease an instructor in preparing to teach the book when it is accompanied by a slide presentation, a text bank/answer key, a brief syllabus, in-class student activities and group projects, discussion questions, and even audio and video presentations or podcasts. These materials assist the adopting instructor teach your textbook.

    At a minimum, the following teaching materials are required once your manuscript is received:  a sample syllabus, a slide presentation for each chapter, and a test bank/answer key for each chapter. These materials should be submitted to your project editor after you have reviewed manuscript copyedits. This allows teaching materials to follow the final approved content and table of contents.

    Teaching tools that have been incorporated into the book (such as case studies, anecdotes, exercises or discussion questions) must be present in every chapter.

    The demand for interactive audio and video clips are increasing. These materials can be submitted after your manuscript has been approved for typesetting.

    If you have any questions regarding preaparing, or submitting a proposal or manuscript for consideration, please contact us.

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    Book Authors

    Welcome, current and prospective authors!

    Find information you need here to submit a proposal, work through a manuscript in production, or ask questions and report changes to your title, affiliation, or address.

    Call for Proposals

    FiT Publishing seeks proposals for new primary use textbooks in the following subject areas:

    • sport analytics
    • eSports 
    • sport management
    • athletic coaching
    • physical education
    • sport and exercise psychology
    • counseling and wellness
    • diversity, equity and inclusion

    If you have a proposal for an authored or edited manuscript, please contact us via email at: ICPEDirector@mail.wvu.edu to discuss.

    Resources for Current or Prospective FiT Authors

    FiT Publishing is committed to offering the highest quality textbooks in the sport sciences. We work closely with our authors throughout book development. We offer guidelines and support through development and production, and share marketing initiatives and activities to ensure your book reaches the widest audience.

    Prospective authors can learn how to assemble and submit a book proposal to FiT by requesting our Guidelines for Book Authors.

    To submit your proposal, please email ICPEDirector@mail.wvu.edu.