When choosing where to submit your work for publication, one important consideration should be what rights you retain as author, or may be able to negotiate in the publishing contract.
Prioritizing your author rights is important because this determines your flexibility to decide how and where students, colleagues and the public may access your work — including on your own website, in D2L or other learning management systems, or through the Library's institutional repository, VIUSpace.
If you decide to self-archive, VIUSpace offers these advantages:
Publisher contracts may offer author self-archiving rights as follows:*
|green||can archive pre-print and post-print or publisher's version/PDF|
|blue||can archive post-print (ie final draft post-refereeing) or publisher's version/PDF|
|yellow||can archive pre-print (ie pre-refereeing)|
|white||archiving not formally supported|
* from SHERPA/RoMEO | Definitions & Terms http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/definitions.php?la=en&fIDnum=|&mode=simple&version=#colours
SHERPA/ROMeO offers a database of author rights, searchable by journal title or publisher, that summarizes the rights that each offers and provides links to publisher websites for specific conditions, including statements that should be included with self-archived pre- or post-prints. Keep in mind that it may be possible to negotiate additional rights to those described in the database or offered in a contract.
SHERPA/ROMeO also offers a list of publishers who allow deposit of published versions/PDF in Institutional Repositories: