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Knowledge Box admins:

Jennifer Townes:



This guide is based on Institutional Repository Services by Jeffrey Mortimore of Georgia Southern University.

All materials prepared for and directly part of this guide are made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike (CC-BY-NC-SA) license.

Copyright Transfer Agreement Checklist

Publication always involves the exercise of copyrights. Whether you are vetting potential publishers for a new work or reviewing the terms under which you previously published a work, it is important to understand the copyright terms. Understanding and protecting your copyrights is especially important to preserve your right to self-archive and distribute your work in an open-access repository, like The Knowledge Box, or in your Expert Gallery Profile.

Use the library's Copyright Transfer Agreement Checklist, available below, to evaluate any publisher's copyright transfer agreement (CTA), either before or after you publish. If you have any questions about how to interpret a CTA or use the checklist, contact the Knowledge Box admins at