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Getting Started: Scholarly Communication

How to Protect Your Copyrights

The Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC) is a great source of information on author's rights, including this Author's Addendum. This addendum is a legal instrument that modifies the publisher's agreement and allows authors to keep key rights.

For example: To secure sufficient rights to deposit the work in the University Scholarship repository and to reuse your own work, authors could modify the language of the standard publishing agreement as follows:

  • "Notwithstanding the above language, I reserve the right to use this work in my teaching and research, for my colleagues at the Texas State University to use this work in their teaching and research, and I also reserve the right to place an electronic copy of this work on a publicly accessible website."

For information or questions, contact Stephanie Towery (Copyright Officer):