This brief video, produced by the Institute on Scholarly Communication in association with SPARC, explains how researchers can maximize exposure and dissemination for their peer-reviewed article manuscripts.
Before transferring copyright, authors should read and understand the copyright agreements they sign with publishers. They should also consider including an addendum to ensure certain rights to reuse and share their work. For more on this, refer to
Transferring copyrights do not need to be all or nothing. When signing an agreement with a publisher the author may:
Use the Scholar's Copyright Addendum Engine, which will help you generate a PDF form that you can attach to a journal publisher's copyright agreement to ensure that you retain certain rights.
Publish & Preserve your Paper
AUB researchers may deposit research-oriented publications in AUB ScholarWorks, the institutional repository of the American University of Beirut. All submissions to the repository are made available under the terms of the Creative commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 License.
Establish a Researcher Identity
Register in ORCID to identify yourself as a researcher and to create a Researcher Identity (ID). Click here to get started.
ORCID provides a persistent digital identifier that distinguishes you from every other researcher with the same name or initials. Use this identifier when applying for funding or submitting your manuscripts.
Need further help in creating your ORCID ID, please contact Mr. Albert Haddad (email: email@example.com)
Plan S: Making full and Immediate Open Access Reality: is an initiative for Open Access publishing that is supported by cOAlition S, an international consortium of research funders. Plan S requires research publications which receive research funding from cOAlition S funders to be published immediately and freely available in compliant OA journals and platforms.