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Know Your Rights

  • Author's Rights, Tout de Suite
    Author's Rights Tout de Suite is designed to give journal article authors a quick introduction to key aspects of author's rights and to foster further exploration of this topic through liberal use of relevant references to online documents and links to pertinent Web sites.
  • Copyright Management
    When you publish a book or a paper, many publishers will ask you to transfer all copyrights in the work to them. But that is not always to your advantage.
  • Author Rights: Using the SPARC Author Addendum
    Your article has been accepted for publication in a journal and, like your colleagues, you want it to have the widest possible distribution and impact in the scholarly community. In the past, this required print publication. Today you have other options, like online archiving, but the publication agreement you’ll likely encounter will actually prevent broad distribution of your work.
 

Introduction to Scholarly Communication

"Scholarly communication" describes both the dissemination of and access to scholarship and research in a variety of formats and states of completion, such as published books or journal articles, research results and data sets, and drafts of papers. In recent years the concept of scholarly communication has also begun to connote faculty collaborating with publishers, librarians, and others, in solving the grievous problem of the inability of libraries to keep up with the ever-increasing volume and cost of scholarly resources.

 

Bargain with Publishers for Better Agreements

The detailed terms of your agreements for publication of books, articles, and any other work have an immediate and direct effect on the usefulness and availability of your own scholarship, and the terms of these agreements are more flexible and negotiable than you might expect. Dr. Kenneth D. Crews, director of the Copyright Advisory Office at Columbia University, gives an overview of issues and strategies for getting better agreements that respect your scholarly works.

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Yasmine Abd Allah
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