Keeping your copyright
When you are starting the publishing process, it is important to consider the copyright implications. Be aware that you can negotiate to keep your copyright and still publish in prestigious journals.
You need control of copyright to:
- Use your published work freely in your teaching
- Give copies to colleagues
- Use the work in later publications
- Put content from your published works in a blog
- Deposit a copy in your institution's repository (you need this from 2014 onwards, see Sherpa for: Publishers allowing PDFs in repositories)
- Make Open Access copies available (some funders require this, see Sherpa for: Research funders Open Access policies)
Negotiating your publishing contract
SPARC: keep your rights in publishing agreements: author agreement and addendum information.
Additional information about retaining your rights and choosing a publisher is explained in UNE's guide to 'The Publications Agreement.' This has more detailed information on you and your copyright, including depositing in repositories, Open Access Publishing, self-archiving and more.
Retaining your copyright ensures an authoritative version of your research output can be deposited into e-publications@UNE. Under the terms of the Open Access to UNE Research Publications and Data Policy it is necessary for UNE authors to submit refereed research articles and conference papers at the post-peer review stage to e-publications@UNE. If open access is important to you, or your funding body has open access requirements, then it is important for you to consider the terms of any agreement you enter into, such as an embargo.
UNE demonstrates commitment to providing access to the University's research and publications through its Policy. These research outputs will be made openly accessible via e-publications@UNE except where this is restricted by a publisher policy or incompatible publisher agreement. In other words, we will honour publishing agreements you enter into.