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Guides to services and collections for students, staff and faculty in the College of Veterinary Medicine

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Author Rights Retention Kit--Read the Copyright Transfer Statement and negotatie publishers to retain the rights you need

Use the  Author Rights Retention Kit to negotiate to retain more of your copyrights, if needed. 

  • Careful reading, consideration, and retention of the Copyright Transfer Agreement you enter into with a publisher should be part of the research workflow.  It is a legally binding contract.

  • The audience for your work is so much larger than you imagine! 
  • Retaining the right to preserve the publisher's pdf in the UTK TRACE archive and link to it from your ORCID page will make the work accessible to all who want to read and download it, and one reward for taking these simple steps that don't require much time is larger impact metrics for your work.