Bargaining for Better Publication Agreements: Your Choices and Your Scholarship

October 19, 2010

The detailed terms of your agreements for publication of books, articles, and any other work have an immediate and direct effect on the usefulness and availability of your own scholarship, and the terms of these agreements are more flexible and negotiable than you might expect. Dr. Kenneth D. Crews, director of the Copyright Advisory Office at Columbia University, gives an overview of issues and strategies for getting better agreements that respect your scholarly works.