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What are Your Rights as an Author?

You are the intellectual property holder for content you create. Often a publisher will ask you to sign a copyright transfer agreement that transfers some or all those rights to the publisher.  These resources help you think through what rights you'd like to retain and provide recommendations and models for negotiation with publishers.

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Finding Journals in which to Publish

Finding the right journal in which to publish your work can be a challenge. These resources include directories of journals organized by subject;  tools for measuring the impact of journals; database search strategies to identify journals which have published on topics in your area. 

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Demonstrating Impact of your Scholarship

Some long-established metrics for measuring a journal's impact exist, but new measures are beginning emerging.

More on journal and article impact


Seeking Permission to use the copyrighted works of others in your publication

Just as you have rights as an author so do others whose work you may want to utilize.

More on seeking permissions for copyrighted content

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