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Rights Management for Authors

Rights Management for Authors

Below are websites containing helpful resources on the topic of copyright and managing your rights as an author. 

University of Minnesota, Managing Your Rights as an Author
Who Owns the Rights to Your Scholarship?

University of Wisconsin-Madison Libraries, Options for Managing Your Copyright

Melissa A. Brown, NYU Libraries, Copyright: A guide to Copyright Law as it Relates to Academic Research, Teaching, and Publication.

A number of resources are available to help you negotiate a publication agreement that will preserve your pre- and post-print rights to keep your work open and accessible. The following sites provide model publication agreements. 

Association of Research Libraries

Creative Commons

Science Commons, Scholar's Copyright Addendum Engine

Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC), Statement on Publishing Agreements
The CIC is a consortium of 12 world-class research universities; included is an author addendum unanimously endorsed by the provosts of the CIC member universities.