Author Rights Scholarly Communication

Publishing & Copyright

Open Access (OA) Initiatives at the UO
Programs include grants to help UO researchers cover costs of publishing in Open Access journals. The library also supports locally hosted OA journals.

Know your publishing rights
The Library offers a range of services in support of UO authors and editors. The UO Senate recommends that all UO authors use authors' addenda to insure that they keep the rights they need when they publish scholarly papers.

Find journal copyright policies
Check publisher copyright policies by journal name or publisher.  Determine how flexible your journal publisher's is about your rights to continue to use and distribute your work.

Deposit your work in Scholars' Bank
UO's institutional repository provides an easy way to archive your publications.  Scholars' Bank provides a unique and stable URL for each work that can be cited and linked to.

Keep current on open access news
The open access movement is changing the way faculty publish their work.  Keep current with what's happening.

Manage research data
The National Science Foundation (NSF) requires that all NSF grant proposals include a Data Management Plan. The data management site offers guidance on NSF requirements, lists the most common components of a data management plan, and provides links to resources, contacts, and examples of plans.