Know Your Rights as the Author
*When you submit to YSU’s resository, it will also be searchable in the OhioLink DRC
YSU Institutional Repository
To submit your work go to the URL above
1. Under My Account on the right side of the screen, choose register
2. Enter your YSU email address and wait for the email with instructions
3. Follow the link in your email to complete registration
4. Once you are logged in choose the Submissions link under My Account
Tips for Negotiating with Publishers
Negotiating a Publication Contract
Note from the American Chemical Society Publications
“The American Chemical Society does allow its authors to choose to have their works openly accessible immediately after publication. But so far, though the American Chemical Society publishes about 35,000 studies per year in its 41 journals, authors have only asked for open access for less than 2,000 papers, King said.” http://reason.com/archives/2012/06/20/is-access-to-government-funded-research/1
§ Manage Your Copyrights by Dr. Kenneth Crews, Columbia University (5 min.).
§ Bargaining for Better Publication Agreement by Dr. Kenneth Crews, Columbia University (25 min.).
§ Managing Your Rights as an Author, SPARC (2 min.)
Author Rights step by step from SPARC and the Association of Research Libraries
Using an Addendum to Retain your Rights
1. Complete the addendum.
2. Print a copy of the addendum and attach it to your publishing agreement.
3. Note in a cover letter to your publisher that you have included an addendum to the agreement.
4. Mail the addendum with your publishing agreement and a cover letter to your publisher.
Example Addendums to publishing agreements
- Note: YSU is in the process of creating an institutional addendum, please check back.
Local Intellectual Property Policies
YSU Policy on Intellectual Property Rights
“Employee Owned: Intellectual property privately created, made or originated by a faculty member, employee, or student, without use of University facilities, shall be the sole and exclusive property of the creator(s), except as he or she may voluntarily choose to transfer such property, in full, or in part.”
YSU Handbook on Intellectual Property Rights
Government Requirements that can help
NIH Public Access Policy (This policy applies to anyone who is granted funds from the NIH for their research)
DEPOSITING YOUR ARTICLE IN NIH’S PUBMED CENTRAL:
If your goal is simply to secure the right to deposit your article in NIH’s PubMed Central, NIH suggests inserting the following language into the publisher’s agreement:
“Journal acknowledges that Author retains the right to provide a copy of the final manuscript to NIH, upon acceptance for Journal publication or thereafter, for public archiving in PubMed Central as soon as possible after publication by Journal.”
The SPARC Initiative from the Assocaition of College and Research Libraries