Nature Publishing Group Requires Faculty Authors to Waive ‘Moral Rights’

« … Kevin Smith, the Duke official, said he stumbled across a clause in the Nature Publishing Group’s license agreement last week that states that authors waive or agree not to assert « any and all moral rights they may now or in the future hold » related to their work. In the context of scholarly publishing, « moral rights » include the right of the author always to have his or her name associated with the work and the right to have the integrity of the work protected such that it is not changed in a way that could result in reputational harm (…) »