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Options for managing your copyright

If your article or book has been accepted for publication you have three options for managing your copyright:

OptionsResources for managing your copyright

1. Transfer your copyright to the publisher (traditionally what publishers ask for)

2. Retain specific rights you need to do your work, but otherwise transfer copyright to the publisher
3. Retain ownership of the copyright and grant specific rights to publishers so that they can do business as needed

Need assistance managing your copyright?

Steps for managing your copyright

  1. Anticipate your future needs to use the material
  2. Understand the publication agreement & the rights it gives you as an author
  3. Negotiate with the publisher

    ...and more

Options for managing your copyright

  1. Transfer your copyright
  2. Retain specific rights you need to do your work, but otherwise transfer copyright
  3. Retain ownership of the copyright and grant specific rights to publishers so that they can do business as needed

    ...and more

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