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Copyright and Intellectual Property: Researchers/ Authors

This guide serves as an introduction to copyright resources and best practices. It is not meant as legal advice.

Publisher Copyright Policies

To locate information on publisher copyright policies, look under “Instructions for Authors” or “Copyright Information” on the journal website. 

Examples of the publication rights of authors:

Elsevier

Oxford Journals

Amending Publisher Agreements

Scholar's Copyright Addendum Engine: Created by SPARC, ARL, and Science Commons, this tool helps you generate a form that you can attach to a journal publisher's copyright agreement based on the rights you want to retain.

University of Minnesota Author’s Addendum (PDF): Created for UMN faculty, this document instructs authors on how to add an addendum to a journal publisher's copyright agreement.  

University Library Databases

The subscription databases are available to current faculty, students and staff from on-campus.  Remote access is available through VPN, the library proxy server and MyDesktop.

Open Access, Scholarly Communication and Publishing

Indexing Research Manuscripts

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