There are a range of copyright policies for each publisher. Most publishers allow authors to openly share the accepted manuscript version of their work but not the final publisher version.
|Preprint (or Pre-Peer Reviewed)||The initial version submitted to the publisher, before peer-review edits|
Postprint (or Accepted Manuscript)
|This version has been corrected with peer-review feedback but has not yet been formatted|
|Final Version (or Version of Record)||The final version with the publisher branding and formatting|
The tools listed below will help provide more details related to each publisher's guidelines for publicly posting/ self-archiving content.
You may need to retain rights to use materials in your publication to comply with a funder or use at a later time. Negotiating with publishers is one way to secure additional rights to use your work.
What rights can be amended?
If you need to amend a publisher agreement, the SPARC Addendum to Publishing Agreement is a good place to start.
Also consider talking to colleagues who have previously worked with the publisher to get a better sense of how flexible they are regarding negotiation.