Policy 535: Copyright Addendum Generator
If you have received a publication agreement, but are unsure of the rights you will be retaining by entering into the agreement, you may contact us at ScholarlyCommunications@usu.edu.
Alternatively, you may use this form, which was developed jointly by the Science Commons and the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition, to generate an addendum to your publication agreement.
This addendum ensures that your publisher is aware of the nonexclusive license granted to Utah State University to make your work openly available through the online institutional repository. In addition, it secures your right to share your work with colleagues and students, create derivative works from the article, and authorizes others to make noncommercial use of the article so long as you are properly attributed. For additional information, please visit: www.arl.org/sparc/author/addendum.shtml
Instructions for Use
- Enter the information requested and select the option of your choice from the menu below.
- Save the PDF addendum that is generated.
- Print the addendum, and sign and date it.
- Sign and date the publisher's agreement. Immediately below your signature on the publisher's form, write: "Subject to attached Addendum." This is very important because you want to make clear that your signature is a sign that you accept the publisher's agreement only if the publisher accepts you Addendum.
- Make a copy of all three documents (the publisher's form, your Addendum, and your cover letter) for your records.
- Staple the three original documents together.
- Mail the three original documents to the publisher.