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ERIC Number: ED542953
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jul
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Retaining Copyright in Journal Articles. CAUT Intellectual Property Advisory. Number 1
Canadian Association of University Teachers
The purpose of this advisory is to assist academic staff in retaining copyright ownership in the articles they publish in journals. Without copyright ownership, academic staff can lose control of their own work and may no longer be entitled to email it to students and colleagues, post it on a personal or course web page, place it in an institutional repository, publish it in an open access journal or include it in a subsequent compilation. Journals require only the author's permission to publish an article, not a wholesale transfer of the full copyright interest. To promote scholarly communication, autonomy, integrity and academic freedom, and education and research activities more generally, it is important for academic staff to retain copyright in their journal articles.
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT)
Identifiers - Location: Canada