Copyright Provisions in Law Journal Publication Agreements
Law Library Journal, Vol. 102, No. 2, pp. 269-283, 2010
15 Pages Posted: 19 Nov 2009 Last revised: 15 Nov 2011
Date Written: May 12, 2010
Mr. Keele examined copyright provisions of law journal publication agreements and found that a minority of journals ask authors to transfer copyright. Most journals also permit authors to self-archive articles. He recommends journals make their agreements publicly available and use licenses instead of copyright transfers.
Keywords: copyright transfer agreements, law journals, author rights, self-archiving, open access
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