What happens to my copyrights for my own published work?

Every publisher has different policies in regards to self-archiving and your subsequent use of your published work. The SHERPA/RoMEO database provides a searchable collection of publisher policies--check here when deciding where to publish.

Copyright Basics

Know Your Rights

Still Have Questions?

If you're unsure about copyright, either your own rights or permissions to use someone else's work, learn more at our Copyright Guide.

Creative Commons Licenses

When choosing a license for your scholarly work, creative commons licenses can be used to provide users the ability to use and repurpose your work, while still protecting some of your rights as an author.  This guide provides a thorough overview of the different creative commons licenses available to authors.

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