Author Agreement and License to Publish

November 01, 2023

Please agree to terms as listed below.


  • The Author(s) warrants that the Work in its entirety is original except for those parts that are reproduced or adapted with permission from other sources and acknowledged as such within the Work, that all the facts it contains are true and accurate, and has not been published other than as an abstract in any language or format and has not been accepted elsewhere for print or electronic publication consideration. The Author(s) further warrants that the Work does not contain any material that is defamatory or the publication of which would violate any copyright or other personal, intellectual, property, contract, or proprietary right of any person or entity.
  • The Author(s) warrants that each person listed as an author meets the Authorship Conditions and understands the Authorship Obligations described in the Ethical Guidelines for Research on the Endocrine Society's website. All Author(s) consent to the investigation of any improprieties that may be alleged regarding the Work. Each Author(s) further releases and holds harmless the Endocrine Society from any claim or liability that may arise therefrom.
  • If the Work has been prepared by an Author(s) as an employee within the scope of his or her employment, the Author(s) represents that the employer has been made aware of, and consents to, the terms of this License. This License includes authorization for the employer to make copies of the Work for its own internal use.
  • If all Author(s) are US Government employees and the Work was written as part of the official duties of the Author(s) as employees of the US Government, then the Work may not be subject to US copyright or the ownership provisions of this License. Nevertheless, to the extent allowed by, and consistent with, applicable law, the Author(s) authorize publication of the Work in the Endocrine Society publication under terms equivalent to those provided for in the license and agree to all of the warranties specified in the license.


The Endocrine Society acknowledges and agrees that the Author(s) of this Work own all right, title and interest of any nature, throughout the world, to the Work, including any copyright registration or applications for copyright registrations relating thereto anywhere in the world. The Work as defined includes but is not limited to text, figures, tables, artwork, abstracts, cover images, summaries, and supplemental data. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Endocrine Society may secure copyright registration for any collection or compilation in which the Work is published by the Endocrine Society.


The Endocrine Society will record (the “Recording”) your presentation (the “Presentation,” as identified below in Additional Information) and, with your consent, will make the Recording available through Endocrine Society distribution channels.

Please provide the requested information at the bottom of this form. If you agree to participate and sign this Consent form, neither the Endocrine Society nor any of its vendors will acquire any ownership or copyright of the materials (“Slides,”) that you include in your Presentation. You will remain the copyright holder and owner of your Slides, and you grant the Endocrine Society an irrevocable, non-exclusive, non-transferable, worldwide, compensation-free license and right in perpetuity to record, reproduce, license, translate, develop derivative works, distribute, perform, broadcast, and display the Recording of the Presentation (and Slides if permitted below) in all formats on any platform or media, to include in all cases full attribution to you. 


For the intangible value and goodwill to my reputation I will gain by having my content recorded and made available by the Endocrine Society through its authorized distribution channels, and other good and valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which I hereby acknowledge, I give the Endocrine Society my permission, and I grant to the Endocrine Society the right to film, record, and photograph me in connection with the Recording. I understand that substantially reproducing or re-recording this Recording for distribution by third parties severely damages the value of the same to the Endocrine Society and hereby agree to refrain from reproducing or re-recording this Recording unless first obtaining the express written consent of the Endocrine Society.

Further, I authorize the Endocrine Society to identify me by name and use my name, likeness, appearance, voice, and professional biographical information in connection with the Recording and any advertising and promotion related thereto. The Endocrine Society has no obligation to use the Recording. I waive the right to review or approve the Recording. 

To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, I knowingly, willingly, and voluntarily waive all legal and equitable rights relating to all liabilities, claims, demands, actions, suits, damages, and expenses, including but not limited to, claims for copyright or trademark infringement, infringement of moral rights, libel, defamation, invasion of any rights of privacy, violation of rights of publicity, physical or emotional injury or distress, or any similar claim or cause of action in tort, contract, or any other legal theory, now known or hereafter known in any jurisdiction throughout the world (collectively, "Claims") arising directly or indirectly from the Endocrine Society’s exercise of its rights under this Consent or the production, advertising, promotion, licensing, or other use of the Recording, and forever release and discharge the Endocrine Society from liability under such claims. 

If any term or provision of this Consent is invalid, illegal, or unenforceable in any jurisdiction, such invalidity, illegality, or unenforceability shall not affect any other term or provision of this Consent or invalidate or render unenforceable such term or provision in any other jurisdiction. The Endocrine Society may assign this consent and its rights and obligations hereunder, in whole or in part, to any party. This Consent shall be binding on my heirs, executors, administrators, and legal representatives. All matters arising out of or relating to this Consent shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the internal laws of the District of Columbia without giving effect to any choice or conflict of law provision or rule. Any claim or cause of action arising under this Consent may be brought only in the federal and state courts located in the District of Columbia, and I hereby consent to the exclusive jurisdiction of such courts. 

This Consent provides the Endocrine Society with my consent, waiver, and release of liability. By signing, I acknowledge that I have read and understood all the terms of this Consent. 


The Author(s) agrees that when reproducing the Work or extracts from it, the Author(s) will credit first publication of the Work in the Endocrine Society publication by name, Journal of the Endocrine Society.

The Author(s) retains the following nonexclusive rights:

  • The Author(s) reserves the right after publication of the Work to use all or part of the Work in compilations or other publications of the Author's own works, and to make copies of all or part of the Work for the Author's use for lectures, classroom instruction, or similar uses.
  • The Author(s) reserves the right to post the Work (including the Endocrine Society's formatted PDF) after final publication on the Author(s)'s web page provided that a link to the article in the Endocrine Society's online publication is included, Journal of the Endocrine Society.
  • The Author(s) reserves the right to post and update the Work on pre-print services provided that the Endocrine Society-formatted files (HTML and PDF) are not used and that a link to the Work in the Endocrine Society's online publication is included, Journal of the Endocrine Society.
  • The Author(s) reserves the right to deposit his or her final accepted manuscript in the Author(s)'s funding body's archive or designated repository; provided that a link to the Work in the Endocrine Society's online publication is included, Journal of the Endocrine Society.


  • The Author(s) authorizes the Endocrine Society to take such steps as it considers necessary at its own expense in the Author(s)'s name and on their behalf if it believes that a third party is infringing or is likely to infringe the copyright in the Work.
  • These Terms are governed by the internal laws of the State of Delaware. The Author(s) agrees that any action arising out of or in any way relating to these Terms may be brought only in a court of competent jurisdiction in the State of Delaware, and the Author(s) hereby consents to the jurisdiction, venue and convenience of such courts. Any waiver of any provision of these Terms will be effective only if it is in writing and signed by the Endocrine Society. No waiver of any provision of these Terms shall be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such provision or any other provision. If any provision of these Terms is found to be invalid, void or unenforceable by any court having competent jurisdiction, the remainder of these Terms shall remain in full force and effect.

Patient Consent (For Case Reports)

  • All patients have a right to privacy and personally identifying information should not be revealed without consent. Case reports should follow International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) recommendations. Authors must attest that they have secured all required patient consent forms, to be made available to the Endocrine Society on request. Identifying information, including names, initials, exact dates, or hospital numbers should not be published in written descriptions, figures, or photographs unless the information is essential for scientific purposes and the patient (or parent or guardian) gives written informed consent for publication. Informed consent for this purpose requires that an identifiable patient be shown the materials to be published. Nonessential identifying details should be omitted. Informed consent should be obtained if there is any doubt that anonymity can be maintained. For example, masking the eye region in photographs of patients is inadequate protection of anonymity. The Endocrine Society has the final decision on what information is potentially identifying and when patient consent is required. 
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