Examining law journal publication agreements for copyright transfers and self-archiving rights

Keele, Benjamin J. Examining law journal publication agreements for copyright transfers and self-archiving rights., 2009 [Preprint]

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English abstract

This study examines 78 law journal publication agreements and finds that a minority of journals ask authors to transfer copyright. Most journals also permit author to self-archive articles with some conditions. The study recommends journals make their agreements publicly available and use licenses instead of copyright transfers.

Item type: Preprint
Keywords: publication agreements, law journals, copyright, self-archiving, open access
Subjects: E. Publishing and legal issues. > ED. Intellectual property: author's rights, ownership, copyright, copyleft, open access.
Depositing user: Benjamin J. Keele
Date deposited: 18 Nov 2009
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:15
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10760/13788

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