Toolkit articles tagged with keyword 'Creative commons'.

  • Common myths about open access

    This section aims to dispel some of the myths around open access publishing and includes sub-sections on print, peer review, quality and prestige, book processing charges, third party copyright and plagiarism.

  • Choosing a Creative Commons licence

    Open access books are assigned a Creative Commons (CC) licence which is a public copyright licence that enables the free distribution of otherwise copyrighted work. In other words, it describes how others can share, reuse and build upon your research.

  • How will researchers use, re-use and build upon my research?

    When your book is published open access, what readers can do with your published work depends on the licence.

  • Contracting and copyright

    When discussing the terms of your publishing agreement with a publisher, it is important to be aware of open access requirements from your institution or research funder, and to pay close attention to the terms specific to making the work open access, such as copyright retention and the particular...

  • Eligibility criteria for grant applications

    When writing your open access book, you may be able to apply for funding from a grant-making organisation, your institution, or your research funder. Specific requirements for such applications vary widely, but you should be aware of certain common eligibility criteria.

  • Third-party permissions

    Third-party material may be included in open access books. Authors must secure permission from the rights holder and should state clearly in each caption what licensing terms apply to the material, as these may differ from the open access licence under which the rest of the book is released.

  • What is open access?

    Open-access (OA) literature includes all scholarly outputs that are digital, online, free of charge, accessible without the registration or other access barriers, and free of most copyright and licensing restrictions. OA is entirely compatible with peer review, and all the major OA initiatives for...