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Intellectual Property

http://fitnyc.libguides.com/intellectualproperty

Don't assume that because you have written an article that you have the right to reproduce it on your departmental website, your personal social network profile, or any other electronic or print format.  If you want to know where your publisher stands with regard to your rights to self-archiving your work, and you are already past the point of contract negotiation, you can use the SHERPA/RoMEO database to check your publisher's policy. 

If you are at the point of contract negotiations, you might be interested in the following links.

Author Rights Video

What is Open Access?

Self-Archiving and Alternatives to Self-Archiving

If you have established that you have rights to self-archiving, the best place to archive your work is in an Open Access Digital Repository. Doing so increases visibility of your work to search engines such as Google and Google Scholar.  SUNY's Open Access Digital Repository is SUNY DSpace.

If you do not have rights to reproduction or self-archiving here are some suggested alternatives.

Have a question or comment about these guides? Contact: libraryreference@fitnyc.edu