Copyright InformationCopyright Info Home
Retaining Rights - Faculty As Rights Holders
Researchers can manage their intellectual property rights to increase access to their scholarly work.
University of Tennessee System Statements
- University of Tennessee Office of the General Counsel Copyright Information
- University of Tennessee Board of Trustees Statement of Policy on Patents, Copyrights and Other Intellectual Property (revised June 19, 2003)
Retaining Your Rights
- Create Change
- Know Your Copy Rights (Association of Research Libraries
- Scholar’s Copyright Addendum Engine
The scholarly publishing system is changing — you can make a difference.
- Carefully examine the pricing, copyright, and subscription licensing agreements of any journal you contribute to as an author, reviewer, or editor.
- Where possible, publish in open-access journals with funding models that do not charge readers or their institutions for access. Serve on editorial boards or review manuscripts for open-access journals. See the Directory of Open Access Journals
- Modify, if appropriate, any contract you sign with a publisher to ensure your right to use your work, including posting on a public archive. See the Scholar’s Copyright Addendum Engine
- Use a Creative Commons license to mark your work with the freedoms you want it to carry.
For more information contact: