Are you concerned about signing over YOUR copyrights to your scholarly research articles to traditional journal publishers?
There is another option!
When you sign a copyright transfer form, YOU decide which rights you want to keep, and which you want to give away.
The SPARC Author Addendum is a legal instrument that you can use to modify your copyright transfer agreements with non-open access journal publishers. It allows you to select which individual rights out of the bundle of copyrights you want to keep, such as:
SPARC provides a full set of resources to help you learn more about your rights as an author, and the tools that are available to help you effectively manage your copyrights.
United States: Download the US SPARC Author Addendum (PDF)