Weren’t able to attend last Friday’s workshop “You Know What You Write, But Do You Know Your Rights? Understanding and Protecting Your Rights As an Author”? Attended but want to review the materials again, at your own pace? Here are all the materials shown and discussed at the event — and a few extras, to boot!
- Slides from the workshop
- A fantastically handy tool that provides easy-to-understand summaries of journal/publisher self-archiving policies: SHERPA/RoMEO
- The publishing agreements we examined: BioMed Central, JAMA, Journal of Library Innovation, and Wiley-Blackwell
You might notice that “moral rights” are mentioned in the Journal of Library Innovation agreement. Moral rights have to do with the right to be attributed and the right to control the fate/integrity of a work. The Journal of Library Innovation doesn’t touch moral rights, but it was just reported with horror that the Nature Publishing Group asks authors to waive moral rights to articles published in their journals! Here are two articles on that topic: Nature Publishing Group Requires Faculty Authors to Waive ‘Moral Rights’ (from the Chronicle of Higher Education) and Attacking Academic Values (from the Scholarly Communications @ Duke blog).
More about licenses:
- Creative Commons: licenses that allow content creators to modify traditional copyright terms for their benefit and/or the benefit of others
- Why CC-BY: an argument by the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association in favor of the CC-BY license
- Why Full Open Access Matters: a similar argument from PLOS Biology
- Don’t like the agreement you’re being asked to sign? Try attaching an addendum from the Scholar’s Copyright Addendum Engine.
And bit about open access repositories (the best places to self-archive):