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Publishing strategy guide

Managing your copyright

You have a responsibility when publishing to know what is in your publisher or author agreement. Reading these agreements will also help you to ensure you are publishing with a quality publisher.

Ask yourself when reading an author agreement:

  • will you retain the right to use your work (including distributing copies of it) while teaching?
  • will you retain the right to create derivate versions of your work?
  • will you retain the right to upload your work to the institutional repository?

For more on author rights

Take a look at the Library's Open Access Guide for more guidance on your rights as an author.

Need help?

For more on copyright

The Library's Copyright pages provide information to help you with asserting your copyright.