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By submitting content to the AMA, you are indicating that you are the sole owner of the content and/or have the authority to give the AMA the right to edit, retitle, reprint and repurpose the content as the AMA sees fit. You or the owner of the content still own the copyright to the content sent to the AMA, but by submitting content to the AMA, you are granting us an unconditional, irrevocable, non-exclusive, royalty-free, fully transferable, perpetual worldwide license to use, publish or transmit on any platform, either now known or hereinafter invented.
You warrant that the content you submit to the AMA is not obscene, threatening, harassing, libelous, deceptive, fraudulent, invasive of another's privacy, offensive, defamatory of any person or otherwise illegal. You warrant that the content you submit to the AMA does not infringe any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright, or other intellectual or proprietary or privacy right of any party or individual.
As defined by the Merriam-Webster dictionary, to censor is “to examine in order to suppress or delete anything considered objectionable.” The AMA neither condones censorship, nor knowingly engages in it. The AMA reserves the right to exercise its editorial judgment. Editorial decisions to publish or not to publish submitted content are made at the discretion of the AMA and are based on factors including but not limited to: relevance to the industry, interest to readers, timeliness and caliber of writing.
As defined by the Merriam-Webster dictionary, to plagiarize is “to steal and pass off the ideas or words of another as one’s own,” “use another’s production without crediting the source,” or “present as new and original an idea or product derived from an existing source.” The AMA considers other forms of plagiarism to include “self-plagiarism”: instances in which an author borrows from his or her own previously published work without the proper citation within the newly submitted article.
Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest
Conflicts of interest may arise in a variety of situations (e.g., stakeholder relationships, consulting relationships, employment history, etc.), and, therefore, the author is required to be 100% transparent and inform the AMA of any such conflict.