When authors retain the rights to their accepted manuscripts, they and others are able to reuse that material for research, teaching, in books, online, and to meet funder open access requirements. UKRN today releases another in its series of primers to introduce key topics to researchers, this one focused on rights retention. While institutions are increasingly putting in place strategies to support academics, and funders such as UKRI include rights retention in their policies, the UKRN primer is focused on why and how authors can retain their rights.

The author of the primer, Stephen Eglen from Cambridge, notes that “rights retention is an important approach available to researchers, to enable them to keep control over their work. This UKRN primer offers researchers both guidance and reassurance in adopting this approach, even as more and more institutions adopt supportive strategies.

Read the primer here.

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