Scholarly Communication: Retaining Your Copyright

As an author, you own the copy right to your work unless you sign that copyright over to a another party. 

What is Covered by Copyright?     What is not covered by Copyright?    What do I have to do to keep my copyright?
What rights does the Copyright Law provide? What happens when I sign a Publisher’s Agreement? So, what should I do?    What Rights to I Need to Retain?    How do I retain my rights?    I’m not a lawyer. Is there an easy way to do this?    SPARC Author’s Addendum    Indiana University Addenda   

How can I tell what my journal publisher allows?
Summaries of many journal publishers’ policies are available at the SHERPA site at http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo.php. Search on the publisher's name or the journal title to see information on the publisher’s policies.

Partly based on a presentation by Trisha L. Davis, Ohio State University Libraries


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