You may already know journals and publishers that peers in your field use to share their work. However, many conventional publishers require that you sign an author agreement in which you either transfer your copyright to the publisher or grant an exclusive license of your work. In either case, you may end up being unable to legally share your work with your students and colleagues, republish it in an edited collection, or revise it for a later publication. For more information, see the author's rights section of the UNT Libraries' Copyright Quick Reference Guide.
The UNT Libraries' Copyright Advisory Services can review a publisher's agreement with you and explain how to use the SPARC Addendum to secure rights not included in a publishing agreement .
Here are some other resources on authors' rights from the Authors Alliance.
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The Libraries also provides the following services for making your work available online: