You wrote an article, and it was accepted to a journal. The publisher sends you a Copyright Transfer Agreement (CTA) or some other type of publishing agreement to sign, but what does that agreement actually say? What rights are you giving away, and what rights do you retain? Can you post your article to your website? Can you use it in the classroom? Can you send it to colleagues?
This workshop will
- look at a variety of CTAs across different disciplines
- give you tools to understand general journal policies on when and how you can post articles
- show you ways that you can negotiate with publishers to retain more rights to your work
- discuss ways that you can share your work, such as using our full service deposit to Penn's institutional repository, ScholarlyCommons, and posting to researcher profile sites like Academia.edu, ResearchGate, and SelectedWorks