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Open Access: Author Rights

OA Impact

Open Citation Project a bibliography of OA impact studies.


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Author Rights (SPARC Guide)

Resources for Authors (SPARC) - General information about author's rights.

Tools for Authors


Scholar's Copyright Addendum Engine
Tool to generate an addendum to a journal publisher's copyright transfer agreement in order for an author to retain certain rights.

Open Access Directory: Author Addenda
A list of author addenda created to help authors retain their rights.

Other Tools

This tool provides a summary of permissions that are usually given as part of a journal publisher's copyright transfer agreement.

Provides a summary of research funders' policies as part of their grant awards and will be of use to grant-funded authors.

Creative Commons
Provides a set of copyright licenses and tools that provide creators with a way to retain their copyright while allowing others to use the work in specified ways.

Licensing Information