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[RCR] Understanding and negotiating publication contracts

[RCR] Understanding and negotiating publication contracts

Whether you're publishing articles or books, once you're working with a publisher you'll be asked to sign a publication contract that lays out the rights and obligations you and your co-authors and the publisher will have going forward. Many authors sign whatever the publisher sends them, but you can and should read these contracts before you sign them, and ask the publisher for changes if there are things in them that don't align with your goals and interests or that are contrary to ethical and equitable practices.

In this workshop we'll provide an overview of the legal issues that underpin publication contracts (both copyright and contract law) and review sample publication contracts to identify what the different clauses of the contract do, as well as how to evaluate whether you might want to ask for changes when you're working with your book or journal publisher.

The workshop, offered via Zoom, will include a mix of lecture and group activities, and is eligible for 2 hours of Graduate School RCR credits

Thursday, April 11, 2024
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Copyright   Publishing   RCR Workshop   ScholarWorks   Scholarly Communications  
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Registrants will be a sent a Zoom link several days before the program date. You must log in with a Zoom account that has a Duke-associated email address (i.e., authenticated with your Duke NetID).

Event Organizer

Katherine Dickson
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Paolo Mangiafico


Scholarly Communications Strategist, Duke University Libraries