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Sample Copyright Transfer Agreements

From Seizing the Moment: Scientists’ Authorship Rights in the Digital Age (report of a study by the American Association for the Advancement of Science), July 2002.

Traditional Full Copyright Transfer Agreements:

Transfer with Author Retaining Some Rights to the Work:

Author Retains Copyright and Range of Non-Commercial Uses:


Author Retains Copyright and Unlimited Rights after First Publication in Journal:

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