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Don't sign away your rights when you publish! Use this collection of resources to keep the rights you need ... and share your works more freely.
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Author rights

In the context of this guide, "author rights" means the privileges that you enjoy as creator of articles, books, images, music, etc... . 

It is important that as creator you exercise your options to the full extent of the law. Try not to sign all your rights away to publishers.

We strongly encourage researchers to manage their rights responsibly. For example, you can use an addendum to retain some key rights. Unless you sign such an addendum, you may not be able to:

  • post your articles on your own website or blog
  • share your work with colleagues
  • deposit copies of articles in AUC's Institutional Repository, where they can be found by Google Scholar

For more information on author rights, visit SPARC


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