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ORW: Rights Retention: Publish with Power – Protect your Rights

posted on 2023-04-05, 08:14 authored by Northumbria Research DataNorthumbria Research Data

Video of ORW session on Rights Retention, from Tuesday 28th March 2023.

Who owns the rights to your published research? It might not be who you think...

When you publish in academic journals you will be required to sign an agreement with the publisher, but do you know what this entails?

Losing your copyright can prevent you from reusing your work as you wish. Crucially, you may be left unable to meet the Open Access requirements of your research funder, as you are prohibited from immediately sharing your accepted manuscript.

Rights retention helps authors to retain rights which automatically belong to them and helps enable compliance with funder Open Access policies.

In this session we will hear from leading experts in rights retention, about why we need retention strategies, how rights retention is being adopted and the benefits it could afford you and your research.


Sally Rumsey: OA Expert & Academic Librarian (Retired). Until 2022 Sally was the JISC Open Access Expert on the Plan S Rights Retention Strategy. Prior to this she was head of Scholarly Communications and Research Data Management for Bodelian Libraries at the University of Oxford.


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