Q. I'm not sure I should sign the copyright agreement provided by the journal that accepted my paper. Do you have any advice?
In April 2010, the UNMC Faculty Senate approved an "Author Amendment Form" that enables an article's author/s to retain key rights. Rights retained under the terms of the "Author Amendment Form" include the right to post the article on Pubmed Central (as required when NIH funding has contributed to the published work), the right to post the article to UNMC's digital repository, and the right to distribute copies of the article to the authors' students without obtaining the publisher's permission or paying a fee. Authors can download this form from our "Author Rights" Library Guide at http://unmc.libguides.com/authorsrights