Authors retain the copyright for the papers posted in the repository. Authors hold the copyright in their work automatically from the moment their original expression is fixed in tangible form. When publishing a work, the author will sign an agreement with the publisher; the agreement will define which rights the author will continue to hold and which rights are transferred to the publisher. It is not always necessary to transfer the entire set of rights in copyright in order to publish a work. It is up to the faculty members to check the terms of their agreement with the journal to see what is allowed.  The repository would constitute non-commercial use. Institutional members are the gatekeepers for this site, and it is up to you to decide what is appropriate as long as it doesn’t violate the copyright.


Medical Library

University of Jaffna

Date: 01/06/2013