An Introduction to Publication Agreements for Authors by Timothy K. Armstrong provides a good overview to keeping copyright in works submitted for publication rather than assigning all rights to a publisher. With the adoption of Allegheny’s Open Access policy, authors are encouraged to pursue an open access publication arrangement with publishers. If such an arrangement cannot be negotiated, please submit this open access waiver form.
This form can be filled in to create an amendment to a publication agreement, or you can use the Scholar’s Copyright Addendum Engine to generate a PDF form that you can attach to a journal publisher’s copyright agreement to ensure that you retain certain rights.
The addendum generator will produce a document for you that will look like this: