About Darren Chase

Darren is the head of the Stony Brook University Center for Scholarly Communication.

Your Copyright

INFORMATION FOR SBU AUTHORS WHY RETAIN RIGHTS? Many publishers create significant barriers for authors who want to reuse or share their work, and for access to that work by others. Negotiating changes to standard publisher agreements can help authors avoid these obstacles, thus increasing options for authors as well as readership, citation, and impact of […]

Open Access

Open Access

What is Open Access? In terms of scholarly literature, “open access” applies to “digital, online, free of charge, and free of most copyright and licensing restrictions”(Peter Suber). What it means to academia and research is that the primary barrier to access, price, is removed from the equation, allowing free access to peer-reviewed, scholarly works, books, […]