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 email@example.com.
- SHERPA/RoMEO - Publisher copyright policies: Search this database for open end sharing. Search by publisher name or journal title.
- Addendum to Publication Agreements for BTAA Authors: This recommended addendum, created by the Big Ten Academic Alliance, allows authors to retain enough rights to their work to share the work on their institution's repository after a period of six (6) months from the date of publication.
- Purdue Author Addendum Letter for Author Accepted Manuscript (AAM): This form letter to publishers requests permission to deposit the author accepted manuscript (AAM) before the article has been published.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Purdue Author Addendum Letter Requesting Deposit of Author Accepted Manuscript (AAM): This form letter to publishers requests permission to deposit the author accepted manuscript (AAM) after the article has been published if the publisher does not allow sharing based upon SHERPA/RoMEO.