I have two questions regarding writing of survey papers

Firstly, if one of the technical papers reviewed has a number of figures. Take for example: Figure 4 is “Data model” and Figure 8 is “Mechanism structure”. In the survey paper is it enough modification (for a waver of official permission) to merge these two into one figure and cite. Say, Figure X: Data model and Mechanism Structure adapted from [ref]?

Secondly, in the case when author A proposes “Data model” and “mechanism structure” in paper [30] and [35] i.e four entirely different diagrams. Is it sufficient as modification (for a waver for official permission) if in a survey, all four combined in one figure.

Thanks in advance

For an accepted paper about to be produced (not open access), the author should agree to terms that all illustrations, tables etc. have recieved permissions from the copyright owner. If the author agrees, the paper takes the copyright of the Journal. The question is that, for an inexperienced author, could the journal take up the responsibility (e.g through an office) to take care of issues of permissions etc. before beginning the production process? Thus, they would look into: which figures, tables etc. require permission and they would go through the process. For instance using a Rightslink account etc.

Edit: If not, could they (at least some of them) offer advice on what and what may require permissions from an accepted manuscript?

I have two questions regarding writing of survey papers

Firstly, if one of the technical papers reviewed has a number of figures. Take for example: Figure 4 is “Data model” and Figure 8 is “Mechanism structure”. In the survey paper is it enough modification (for a waver of official permission) to merge these two into one figure and cite. Say, Figure X: Data model and Mechanism Structure adapted from [ref]?

Secondly, in the case when author A proposes “Data model” and “mechanism structure” in paper [30] and [35] i.e four entirely different diagrams. Is it sufficient as modification (for a waver for official permission) if in a survey, all four combined in one figure.

Thanks in advance

1.) In case the the original paper has a number of figures. Take for example: Figure 4 is “Data model” and Figure 8 is “Mechanism structure”. If I write my paper, and merge these two into one figure. Is it sufficient to cite it as (my review paper) Figure X: Data model and Mechanism Structure adapted from [44]? Is this modification enough as a waver for permission (and its payment)?

2.) What of the case when author A proposes “Data model” and “mechanism structure” in paper [30] and [35]. Is it sufficient if in my own paper, I have all four combined in one figure. Say, Figure Z: Data Model and Mechanism Structure proposed by author X adapted from [30,35]? Does this require permission also.

Generally, is it acceptable for one author to use an image, or video, from another author’s paper in a book, provided that the original author is credited.

For example, I’d like to write something to the following effect.

Jekyl & Hyde instructed a set of subjects to rate the attractiveness
of each of the following two 3D-rendered animations of human dance.
[VIDEO 1] [VIDEO 2]…

There are some important, and unique, images that convey information that can’t be concisely described. I’m concerned that my requests to use the images might be ignored (I figure that answering a request from an unknown person from a distant university would be pretty low priority for most busy people), and that consequently, I wouldn’t be able to effectively convey the author’s findings to the reader.

I have a question about permission for the figures – I am preparing the review for the publication…

All figures there are independent drawings (as an artwork etc). But on the last figure the parts of this figure (A, B,C…) etc closely reproduce data from some experimental papers. there are links to the original papers of course in the figure legends…

But I have a question: if the permission needed for such picks? They are kind of 100% independent artwork. But reproduce experimental data from the correspondent papers…it is like as an example “the mouse is subjected to the stimulus X and makes Y”, so the mice and stimulus are drawn…but the sequence of the events is from the paper where the action of the stimulus X was studied…should the permission be given for the such picks?

Thanks!

I found the following info:

No permission is required if you create figures or tables using factual data from copyrighted material. You must credit your source(s)

but still not sure…

I am a new graduate student in computer science and starting to submit papers to IEEE and ACM. I would like the diagrams to look as professional as possible. For example, if I am showing a digital attack on a computer network, I would like computer and server node icons etc. I was able to find these common ones easily in many WYSIWYG graphics editors.

However, an icon of a “hacker” or “attacker” is harder to find by default since these are more ‘niche’ if you will. For these I notice that I can use IconFinder, however many icons have a Creative Commons license — which generally means that I should attribute the original creator. Since I use many icons in my diagrams, it would be easier if I can find some that do not require attribution.

I noticed that the Creative Commons BY 3.0 license has a clause that says:

You do not have to comply with the license for elements of the
material in the public domain or where your use is permitted by an
applicable exception or limitation

Now I have two main questions:

  • Does that clause I quoted mean that I can use it in a paper going to
    IEEE or ACM or such publications? Is that considered public domain?¹

  • How do you find icons that you can use freely in your paper without
    the need for attribution?


¹ I realize this borders on “legal question” and someone might be reluctant in answering it. Just making it clear that I would not hold anyone or Stack Exchange liable for any advice given.

I need advice regarding the copyright of the work done as a research associate.

I am working for a university as a research associate and my principal investigator insists on publishing my work without my consent. She thinks that she is entitled to do so because i worked on her idea and she paid me the salary. So she has a right to publish my work without my consent and I have no right on that work any more.

Is this true?