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Attached please find our „Contributor Agreement“ form.

All authors submitting papers to a contributed volume must grant us specific permission to publish the work. This is a legal requirement that arises from provisions of copyright law and acts as additional protection for you. I kindly ask you to forward the form to each of your corresponding author, collect the completed forms and submit the scanned version of the Contributor Agreement along with the final manuscript.