Open Access @ Purdue

OA Author Rights

Intro to Author Agreements

As scholars, the authors are stewards of access to the works they author. Without due caution, authors can easily sign away valuable rights and significantly limit the accessibility of their works.

Author Rights Resources at Purdue

Publishers may or may not allow works to be shared. We can help authors determine whether a particular work may be shared or not. Send the author accepted manuscript (AAM) of your work and the publisher's agreement to

Even if you have already signed an author agreement, you still may be able to share your work. We can help determine if your work can be shared: send the author accepted manuscript and the citation of your work to

For additional assistance with understanding author rights and author agreements please contact Nina Collins, Marcy Wilhelm-South or Donna Ferullo.