One of the major aims and objects of the Institute is the dissemination of technical information for metal finishing, surface treatment and surface engineering and the provision of a publication outlet for research workers in the field. The Institute’s official publication, Transactions, is designed to fulfill this role and holds a pre-eminent position as a source of technical information world-wide.
Transactions is also a permanent record of Institute activities, containing a Bulletin section with reports from Branches and Groups and other items of interest to the membership.
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Notice of Intent to Digitize Back Issues of Transactions of the IMF
Taylor and Francis, on behalf of the Institute of Materials Finishing, plans to scan and make available in electronic form all the back issues of Transactions of the IMF from Volume 1 1923 to Volume 82 2004, the last issue previously unavailable in digital form. As a means of easy access to previously published papers, of which few members and subscribers will have copies, we expect this to be a considerable enhancement of the benefits of members and institutional subscribers.
Many of you will be familiar with the current procedure in which authors assign copyright (for both print and electronic publication) to the Institute of Materials Finishing. This does not limit an author’s ability to reuse materials, but ensures that Taylor and Francis, on our behalf can protect the copyright internationally. Some of the papers we published previously, in our back issues, were not administered in this way, nor was permission sought to obtain electronic rights as such a form of publication had not been conceived. It would exceed the resources available to the Institute of Materials Finishing to identify all the authors of the past 82 years who have previously contributed to the Transactions of the IMF and obtain their (or their Estate executor where an author is deceased) permission to republish their work electronically. In any case, we are very doubtful that the addresses that we had at the time of publication are still current.
We are posting notices asking authors (or executors) who object to the digitization of work in the journal and its dissemination to institutional subscribers to the Transactions of the IMF to inform Taylor and Francis.
The scanning project is in progress, but if authors have any concerns about the process, they are welcome to contact Taylor and Francis at any time, If permission is withdrawn, we will reluctantly omit single contributions from the scanned back archive. This would inevitably distort the historical records to a certain extend and would therefore be a great shame for the journal and for the Institute of Materials Finishing, but we would of course respect the decision in all cases.
Barry Gay, Hon. Secretary-General Institute of Materials Finishing
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