If you wish to modify your publishing agreement, and reclaim some of your rights, you can download the addendum from the site above and negotiate with your publisher.
Commercial publishers agreements
Most Publisher Agreements will list a range of terms and conditions of use including:
Agreements usually cover:
When submitting your thesis or work to the Victoria University Research Repository you are asked to give a Creative Commons (CC-BY) licence to your work so that it can be openly used by others.
Check out the Creative Commons website to understand the various licensing options and how to apply the licences to your work - or to see how you can use other works with a Creative Commons licence for your creation.
There are several options available to an author when thinking about Open Access publishing but the two most common are:
A researcher pays for an article to be published in an Open Access journal or an otherwise subscription-based journal, this is also known as hybrid publishing. Your Research Services or grant body may have funding available for this option.
In this system, research findings are placed in repositories that are free to access generally. Usually there will be an embargo period between publication in the journal and general open access.
The Sherpa/Romeo list provides information on most publishers' policies regarding copyright agreements. Search for the journal of your choice and it will explain your self-archiving rights and link out to documentation from the publisher.