Author Rights & Copyright 

Creative Commons Licensing

Improving your Book Contract: Negotiation Tips for Nine Typical Clauses (Authors Guild)

Publisher Copyright Policies & Self-Archiving (Sherpa/Romeo)

Publishing Contract Repository 

SPARC Author Addendum (Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition)

Scholarly Communication Toolkit (ACRL)


First-hand Accounts and Tips on Negotiating Author Rights from Individual Scholars: 

Eve, Martin Paul. “Signing over copyright vs. licensing your journal articles.” Dr Martin Paul Eve. July 5, 2012.

Fitzpatrick, Kathleen. “Adventures in Publishing Contracts.” Planned Obsolescence. December 12, 2011.

Vandegrift, Micah. “Proof.” Micah Vandegrift. January 30, 2013.

Wild, Joanna and Rowan Wilson. “CC BY: What Does it Mean for Scholarly Articles?” Open Access Oxford. June 13, 2013.

Werner, Sarah. “Working with a Contributor’s Contract.” Wynken De Worde. July 5, 2012.

______. “A New Contributor’s Contract.” Wynken De Worde. August 5, 2012.


If you would like to provide suggestions for other resources or first-hand accounts of negotiating author rights, send me an email: kijas at






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