Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Peter Suber's article on "Publisher groups criticize attempts to help authors retain more rights"

See Peter Suber's post in Open Access News for Tuesday, March 11th regarding publishers responses to attempts to help academic authors retain more rights. Many publishers do allow more privileges for authors, which is why we recommend reading the publisher's agreement very carefully. As per the presentation to the Science Division on March 5th (see website for link to presentation), each publisher has a different agreement. As we have learned in the library from negotiating licenses for ejournals, careful reading can identify both privileges as well as issues that may need to be negotiated. Please do contact your liaision librarian if you have questions about publisher agreements for your submitted articles.