Author Rights Resources

SPARC Canadian Author Addendum

This is a printable form that can be submitted along with a publisher’s Copyright Transfer Agreement that requests the author retain specific rights.

“The new SPARC Canadian Author Addendum enables authors to secure a more balanced agreement by retaining select rights, such as the rights to reproduce, reuse, and publicly present the articles they publish for non-commercial purposes.”
http://www.carl-abrc.ca/projects/author/author-e.html

SHERPA/RoMEO website

The website lists publishers copyright policies and restrictions.
http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo.php

OAKList Database

Queensland University of Technology’s OAK Law Project has developed a web-enabled database containing information about publishing agreements and publishers’ open access policies and practices. It is designed to facilitate greater access to research, especially that which is publicly funded. It uses the same colour designations as SHERPA ROMEO.
http://www.oaklist.qut.edu.au/