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Do you know your rights as an author?

The University of Illinois Library's Author Rights campaign seeks to help scholars take control of their work and their careers by becoming more informed about trends in scholarly publishing.

You choose WHO can publish your work and how it is disseminated. Today, that means more than selecting the journals you’ve always published in or the ones your adviser recommends, it means researching and considering which publishers are going to meet YOUR needs. In addition to publishing, you may want to think ahead to other dissemination models — such as an institutional repository — to help make your work as available as possible.

You control WHAT your publisher is allowed to do with your work. The contract you make with your publisher determines what the publisher can do with your work AND what you can do with your work.

HOW did we get here? Scholarly publishing has undergone some dramatic changes. Discover the ways in which the industry has changed and what the impact has been on libraries.

Sarah Shreeves


You are invited to explore this issue further in person with the Library’s scholarly communications expert, Sarah Shreeves. Sarah can lead a discussion on these issues with your class, department or research group. To find out more:


Call: 217-244-1331