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Scholarly Communication

Copyright, plagiarism, intellectual property, open access

How do I get permission to use copyrighted materials?

  • One should first determine who is the copyright owner of the quotation, image, video, audio recording, or other copyrighted material

  • Then, one needs to contact the copyright owner (for instance the owner of the website where one found the material) whether they are the copyright owner or where they obtained permission to use the material.

  • In the case of a publisher, one should contact the publisher to determine how to obtain permission

  • Always specify in correspondence how you intend to use the material
  • Always document and save the results of your search (e-mails, responses, etc.)

Tools for Open Science & Open Access

Open Access Directory

The Open Access Directory (OAD) is a compendium of simple factual lists about open access (OA) to science and scholarship, maintained by the OA community at large. By bringing many OA-related lists together in one place, OAD makes it easier for everyone to discover them, use them for reference, and update them. The easier they are to maintain and discover, the more effectively they can spread useful, accurate information about OA.

Directory of Open Access Journals

Free, full text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals, covering all subjects and many languages.

Open Humanities Press

Free, full text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals, covering all subjects and many languages.