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Author Rights

Archive your published work & Know your Rights as Authors

YorkSpace is an institutional repository which provides an institutional presence for research publications of York faculty and graduate students. Arranged by faculty and department it will enable researchers worldwide to easily access your publications. YorkSpace increases the visibility of your publications via search engines by adhering to specialized metadata standards. Moreover, it provides a permanent archive with a persistent identifier. If you want to deposit your articles in YorkSpace please contact Andrea Kosavic or Marcia Salmon for more information on publisher policies and copyright issues.

Authors are becoming increasingly aware that the Copyright Transfer Agreements they sign when their articles are accepted for publication can restrict their ability to share their research. You can get more information about your Rights as Authors from the Scholarly Communication website.

Greater reach for your research: resources for authors

SPARC Canadian Author Addendum: The SPARC Author Addendum is a tool that authors can use to negotiate their copyright with publishers. This explanatory brochure provides context and instructions for using SPARC Canadian Author Addendum. (Available in English and French. Contact the CARL Office for more details).

CIHR Policy on Access to Research Outputs: Presentation by York Librarians to Faculty of Health.

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