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Vanderbilt University's Institutional Repository: Copyright


If you retain copyright to your work you can publish this work in Institutional Repository. By publishing your work in Institutional Repository you will significantly increase access while at the same time allowing for the library to ensure preservation. In the case of multiple authors sharing copyright, please check with them and obtain permission before publishing content. Contact the repository manager to gain permission to deposit in an established collection or to create a new one.

Retain copyright to your research by using SPARC's (Scholarly Publishing & Academic Resources Coalition) Author Addendum to a publication agreement. For more information, read Author Rights: Using the SPARC Author Addendum.

If you do not retain copyright or are unsure if copyright has, over time, reverted back to you, please contact the publisher. Many publishers post policies online concerning what is allowed to be published in digital repositories. This can be referred to as "self-archiving" policies. SHERPA is a useful resource to check publisher policies and includes databases of publisher copyright and archiving policies (RoMEO) and research funder archiving mandates and guidelines (JULIET).

If you would like to publish in Institutional Repository and need help determining copyright please contact the repository manager for assistance.