Government employees: to the extent that they are transferable under applicable law or regulation) to the publisher (or owner, if not to the publisher) the following rights in the article, including the additional material, and all parts, extracts or elements thereof: A copyright transfer agreement comes into force when a manuscript is adopted for publication in English. If, for some reason, your article is rejected by the editorial staff of a magazine, the agreement will lose its strength. The decision to accept a manuscript for publication rests exclusively with the editorial board of the journal concerned. By signing the agreement, the authors guarantee that they are familiar with the conditions and that they agree. 2.2 The rights referred to in point 2.1 shall be granted as exclusive rights for the duration of the copyright, spatially unlimited. . . .