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Workshops and Classes: iSkills: Authors, copyright and open access - making it work for you

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Bodleian iSkills: Authors, copyright and open access - making it work for you

Authors are often unsure what rights they retain when signing the publisher agreement for a journal article. Your choices affect what you and others can do with your work. This introductory workshop deciphers the jargon and explains the pitfalls so you can understand your options and make informed decisions. 

It covers

  • benefits of retaining copyright
  • Copyright Transfer Agreements (CTA) compared with other Licence types (inc. Creative Commons)
  • author rights and sharing permissions
  • subscription and open access articles
  • uploading to the web or repositories
  • University and funder policies (inc. REF)
  • where to get help.

Participants are welcome to bring along an example of a publisher copyright agreement that they have signed in the past or from a journal they publish in regularly.

Intended Audience:  Current Oxford postgraduate research students, researchers and academics, research support staff and librarians

Dates and booking

Monday 19 August  14.00-15.00 Radcliffe Science Library, IT Training Room > Book now


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Presenters:  Sarah Barkla, Juliet Ralph, Sally Rumsey

Format: Presentation with Q&A

What you will need? Nothing required

Find out more
Go to to find out more about Open Access publishing at Oxford.
Go to our LibGuide pages for Researchers to find out more about Open Access and Research Data Management.

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