Answered By: Scholarly Communications and Publishing
Last Updated: May 31, 2017     Views: 12

Articles published in professional journals and scholarly and professional books, texts, works of art, musical compositions and the like are owned by the author/creator until they transfer those rights to another party. Typically, publishers require a full transfer of rights as a term of publication. However, many publishers are moving toward a model where the author retains some rights. The Library’s Scholarly Communications and Publishing Unit is available for publication contract reviews and consultations on author's rights and options available for retention of rights.

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