Know Your Rights
As the author of a work, you have the rights to:
- reproduce the work (e.g. photocopying)
- create derivative works (e.g. translations)
- distribute the work (e.g. by license, sale, or other means)
- display or perform the work publicly
- grant the exercise of any of these rights to other people or organizations (e.g. a publisher
Managing Your Rights
BEFORE signing a publisher's agreement, ask yourself:
- Do I want to be able to send my colleagues copies of my article?
- Do I want to post a copy of my article on Blackboard?
- Do I want to include a copy of my article in my CV online?
- Do I want to place my article in an institutional repository (e.g. eScholarship@Morgan)?
- Do I want to publish my article in translation?
- Do I want to distribute copies of my article as part of a conference presentation?
- Do I want to assign it as a reading to my students?
This guide includes many resources to help you know what to do when signing a publisher's agreement based on these questions.