Assist authors in retaining rights to their work
Keeping your copyrights means you can share your work openly. The Center for Digital Scholarship can help authors retain rights to their scholarly work.
If you are planning on publishing an article, the Center for Digital Scholarship has tools that you can use to retain your copyrights when working with a publisher. Depending on the help you need the information or links below will help. When in doubt, please do not hesitate to email Ada Emmett, firstname.lastname@example.org or Marianne Reed, email@example.com for further assistance. We can help you review publication agreements before you sign them.
For general information about the Open Access Policy see, http://openaccess.ku.edu.
Below are links to information for KU faculty and students wishing to retain more of their copyrights on their own works of scholarship, and below that copyright basics for the classroom instructor.
Use & Negotiate for Your Copyrights
- Introduction to Publisher Agreements-- a short primer for authors by Tim Armstrong, a copyright specialist at the University of Cincinnati College of Law.
- Add the following language to your contract (next to your signature) to retain more of your copyrights so that you may share a copy openly in KU ScholarWorks:
Notwithstanding the above language, I reserve the right to use this work in my teaching and research, for my colleagues at the University of Kansas to use this work in their teaching and research, and I also reserve the right to place an electronic copy of this work on a publicly accessible web site.
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