ERIC Number: EJ832632
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Apr
Abstractor: As Provided
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What's Yours Is Mine: An Investigation of Current Copyright Policies of Education Journals
Meyer, Katrina A.
Innovative Higher Education, v34 n1 p3-18 Apr 2009
This research investigated the current copyright policies of 21 education journals published by academic societies, universities and university presses, and commercial publishers. For the sample I chose only journals with a copyright policy on the journal or publisher web site, and I then analyzed the content of the policies in order to answer three research questions. (1) What is the nature of copyright for education journals? (2) What evidence exists for the adoption of various copyright innovations (e.g., use of Creative Commons, shared copyright)? (3) Is innovation widespread or limited to certain types of journals? The findings indicate that 16 journals (76%) had traditional "transfer of copyright" policies. However, five journals (24%) offered a range of innovations, including shared copyright, author-retained copyright, first publication rights, and use of Creative Commons licensing.
Descriptors: Copyrights, Education, Periodicals, University Presses, Publishing Industry, Content Analysis, Policy, Innovation
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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