You may be aware of trends worldwide to encourage academic authors to retain sufficient rights for â€śself-archivingâ€? their works either by posting on personal websites or contributing their works to open-access online collections. Some of you may already be adding your work to arXiv.org.
Publishers like the AGU have become reliable partners to this practice, but others have not. This is why the library's have taken action toward transforming scholarly communication . To solicit change we have developed a simple addendum for author's to include with their publication agreements. To learn more, please watch the 6 minute video on author's rights and what is being done at the university.
What can you do?
Learn about Author's rights in this short 6 min.video.
Download a pfd copy of the Author's Addendum to append to your next publishing agreement.
Open the discussion about publishing and author's rights with your colleagues with these questions.