Researchers of the University of Zurich are requested to retain critical rights in their copyright transfer agreements, in order to enable self-archiving in ZORA. In practical terms, there are two possibilities:
- Authors may modify copyright transfer agreements that restrict their rights for self-archiving: authors should clearly cancel out expressions such as exclusive transfer of all rights and further restrictive phrases. A coverletter should mention these alterations.
- Alternatively, authors add an addendum that retains the right to deposit their article in a repository such as ZORA. This amendment must be countersigned by the publisher to have legal effect.
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For articles that are already published authors can ask for publisher's permission to deposit the publication in ZORA: Sample letter and instructions
Please inform the ZORA editorial team about such amendments when submitting your publication to ZORA.
Last Updated on Thursday, 03 May 2012