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Does publishing open access allow me to retain copyright to my publication?

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Does publishing open access allow me to retain copyright to my publication?

Answer

When you submit an article to a traditional journal, you typically assign the copyright to the publisher by signing the copyright transfer agreement. When you publish in open access journals you retain the copyright. Open access articles are published under public copyright licences (such as Creative Commons licences), which means that you retain the copyright and indicate (by way of licence) what others are allowed to do with the article.

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