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Navigating Publishers’ Contracts
Publishing Agreement Addenda
Retaining Publishing Rights, Legally Sharing and Reusing your Work
Retaining Rights & Increasing the Impact of Your Research
Information for MIT authors, but also useful at Caltech.
By regaining control of their own work and collaborating with other stakeholders, faculty and researchers can create an improved system without compromising the shared values of the academic community.
Licensing your Work using Creative Commons
With a Creative Commons license, you keep your copyright but allow people to copy and distribute your work provided they give you credit — and only on the conditions you specify.
License to Publish
SPARC Author's Rights
Develops tools and resources for expanding and enhancing open access (OA) to published research and data.
Creative Commons is a nonprofit organization that increases sharing and improves collaboration.
Provides free licenses and other legal tools to mark creative work with the freedom the creator wants it to carry, so others can share, remix, use commercially, or any combination thereof.
Open Archives Initiative
Develops and promotes interoperability standards that aim to facilitate the efficient dissemination of content.
Public Library of Science
PLoS is a nonprofit organization of scientists and physicians committed to making the world's scientific and medical literature a freely available public resource.