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Title: RoMEO Studies 1: the impact of copyright ownership on academic author self-archiving
Authors: Gadd, Elizabeth
Probets, Steve
Oppenheim, Charles
Keywords: Universities
Publishers
Academics
Copyright ownership
Self-archiving
Open access
Issue Date: 2003
Citation: GADD, E, PROBETS, S. and OPPENHEIM, C., 2003. RoMEO Studies 1: the impact of copyright ownership on academic author self-archiving. Journal of Documentation, 59(3), pp. 243-277
Abstract: This is the first of a series of studies emanating from the UK JISC-funded RoMEO Project (Rights Metadata for Open-archiving) which investigated the IPR issues relating to academic author self-archiving of research papers. It considers the claims for copyright ownership in research papers by universities, academics, and publishers by drawing on the literature, a survey of 542 academic authors and an analysis of 80 journal publisher copyright transfer agreements. The paper concludes that self-archiving is not best supported by copyright transfer to publishers. It recommends that universities assert their interest in copyright ownership in the long term, that academics retain rights in the short term, and that publishers consider new ways of protecting the value they add through journal publishing.
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/279
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