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Guide to Scholarly Writing, Publishing, and Research Impact: Negotiating Publishing Contracts

This guide to scholarly communications will acquaint researchers with knowledge and tools for better understanding and managing the creation and dissemination of their scholarly research.

Negotiating Your Rights Before Publication

Just because a publisher's standard contract may include or exclude certain rights, you have the right to negotiate the contract to maintain additional rights or to increase open access to your work.

The following examples of addendums or amendments to publication agreements may be helpful as models or templates.

Regaining Rights After Publication

It may sometimes be possible to regain certain rights to past works that were already transferred to a publisher.

Authors Alliance provides tools to support two possible mechanisms: Rights Reversion and Termination of Transfer.

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