Retaining Copyrights to Increase Research Impact: Online Tutorial Now Available

Posted October 12th, 2007 by Ellen Duranceau

A new MIT Libraries’ tutorial “Scholarly Publication and Copyright: Retaining Rights & Increasing the Impact of Research” is now available online.

  • Part 1 focuses on how copyright law intersects with the publication process.

Download part 1 (5:38 min.)

  • Part 2 reviews why you might want to retain rights when you publish and how you can do so.

Download Part 2 (9:47 min.)

  • Part 3 provides information on increasing the impact of your research by making it available through open access channels.

Download Part 3 (8:55 min.)

Together, these three parts are intended to explain how copyright relates to publication agreements for research articles, and how authors can increase the impact of their work by negotiating to retain rights to post their articles on the web or reuse them in other ways.

This 3-part tutorial is also linked from the scholarly publishing website, where these themes are developed in more depth.

We welcome your comments and feedback, which can be directed to copyright-lib@mit.edu.

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