Answered By: Ellen Phillips
Last Updated: Jul 27, 2018     Views: 2

The opt out is available for those cases in which it is impossible for an author to work with a publisher or comply with a scholarly society’s policies without it. Even with an opt out option, the policy changes the default for author’s rights. The new given is that BU has rights to openly share BU faculty work, and can extend rights to an author for their use as well—even if the author has given all other rights away to the publisher.

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