As a researcher you may be excited to get your work published, however you may not be aware of the various publishing models available or what author rights you may want to retain in the publication process. Many researchers are surprised to learn that they may not be able to reuse their own published works in standard publishing contracts, whether it be through self-archiving or sharing with a colleague. It is important to consider these issues and have a plan to negotiate for rights prior to submitting for publication and signing a contract.
This session will provide you with general copyright information and how it applies to the publishing process. In addition, we will discuss what to look for in your author contracts and provide you with strategies to negotiate additional author rights. We will define open access publishing and provide information on the benefits and caveats of this model, particularly the how dissemination of your work can increase your impact.