Author Rights: Tools and Resources for Scholars and Researchers
- Author Rights FAQ "Can I post my own published work on my web site, course site, departmental site, etc.?"
- "Your Rights to Your Published Works", slides from a workshop presented on October 20th, 2015, addressing questions about posting full text works on various kinds of scholarly collaboration networks.
- Download the Dartmouth Publication Agreement Amendment, which enables you to retain the rights to use your published journal material in your teaching or on your course web page, and post the final version on a College or research group web page. It is necessary to use this to retain the right to deposit the final version of your paper in NIH's PubMedCentral, which is required under the NIH Public Access Policy for all journal articles resulting from NIH grants starting on April 7th 2008. Download and sign this form, then attach it to the publisher's contract. For more information see the NIH Public Access Requirement.
- Scholar's Copyright Addendum Engine from Science Commons is an alternative that allows you to select the terms of your author's amendment, including immediate or delayed access for example. It generates a PDF that you attach to your publication agreement.
- Creative Commons offers alternative licensing models and tools for creators of literature, music and visual arts, as well as for authors of scholarly works in digital form.
- NIH Public Access Policy Guide for Research Universities describes the policy and procedures for depositing articles written under NIH grants in the open access PubMedCentral.
- Use SHERPA (Securing a Hybrid Environment for Research Preservation and Access) to find publishers' archiving policies and copyright contracts, archiving mandates from different funding agencies, and lists of repositories. SHERPA offers these resources and more:
- Book authors will find this sample author's contract amendment useful, because it covers all kinds of materials, including books, see OhioLINK Library Community Recommendations on Retention of Intellectual Property Rights for Works Produced by Ohio Faculty and Students
- Students will find the Right to Research web site and brochure helpful in describing the issues involved when published research results are not openly available, and what options are open to students as writers and creators. Print copies of "Right to Research" are available from the Dartmouth Library.