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Publishing your Research Article: Science and Engineering : Manage Copyright

Manage Copyright

This page provides resources on the following topics to help you manage copyright for your research article: 

  • Author rights and reuse rights
  • Publisher copyright policies

Author Rights and Reuse of Materials

undefined Scholarly publishing is rapidly changing as new technological developments are made in the publishing industry. To expand the reach of research and maximize its value in this environment, many scholars are taking a more active role in managing their copyrights.

Please visit these links for more information: 

Publisher Copyright Policies

When you are selecting a journal to publish in, it is important to understand the publisher's policies on copyright and self-archiving. Visit the links below for resources to help you find journal policies. 

  CAUTION: Be aware that you can often negotiate copyright. it is common for authors to negotiate agreements with publishers that differ from the publisher's stated policies. Read our page Steps for Authors to learn more. 



While SHERPA RoMEO provides a good starting point, you should also always check the copyright policies provided directly by the publishers. Here are policies of several of the major publishers: 

 NOTE: see our Consider Open Access page to learn more about self-archiving and open access