Preserve Rights to Your Work
The CIC Statement on Publishing Agreements and Author's Addendum (.doc) was endorsed by the UIC Faculty Senate in Spring 2007. UIC Faculty are encouraged to use the addendum to retain rights to publish their work on their own website or in an open access repository such as those listed in the addendum.
Read Provost Tanner's Analysis of Scholarly Publishing
Copyrights and the Paradox of Scholarly Publishing
Abstract: While the information revolution has made dissemination of documents faster, easier, and less expensive, scholarly publication has not evidenced the expected benefits. Journal prices have been rising much faster than inflation due to dysfunctions in the market for critical materials. Copyright ownership and control is at the fulcrum in finding a new balance between access and the financial success of publishers. To assure long-term access, authors should consider alternatives, such as including copyright addenda, before transferring copyrights to publishers.
INDIGO is the institutional repository for the University of Illinois at Chicago (INtellectual property in DIGital form available online in an Open environment). INDIGO is an online collection of the research and scholarship of faculty, students, and staff at the University of Illinois at Chicago. INDIGO includes research papers, published papers, preprints, conference papers, presentations, and posters, video and sound recording, and other digital material. Persistent, permanent URLS are provided for the content submitted to Indigo.
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Open Access Publishing
The UIC Library provides support for open access publishing using the OJS software, Journals@UIC. Currently First Monday and Behavioral and Social Issues are published via Journals@UIC. Contact Sandy De Groote for more information on open access publishing.
UIC Institutional Memberships
The UIC Library supports UIC authors publishing in open access journals via several institutional memberships.