Sometimes a freelancer has to hire a freelancer to produce a graphic design or other work that defaults to its own copyright belonging to the creator. In order to ensure that an editorial partner has the rights to use this work, we propose a standard agreement on “work for renting” which can be used with freelancers: the joint position paper of Copernicus, JMIR, MDPI, Ubiquity Press and Frontiers offers an alternative solution: agreements with publishers who are already fully dedicated to Open Science and a comprehensive agreement , provide immediate and transparent open access. Michigan Publishing intends to publish journalist content under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 license (according to the definition of the Budapest Open Access Initiative of Open Access) and other content under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial NoDerivatives 3.0, which allows readers to create copies of the work for non-commercial purposes, provided the author is credited and the work is not modified. One day, there might be a better alternative to the Creative Commons NonCommercial NoDerivatives license. For this reason, agreements do not require the use of this license. If another license is used in the future, Michigan Publishing or the publishing partner strives in good faith to inform the author. The UC`s objective of reducing the total expenditure of its magazine portfolio provides an important context for these directions. As part of this overall objective, our assessment of the publication value, as well as the degree of compliance with the guidelines in this document, may warrant some change in the level of expenditure that UC is prepared to make for a particular agreement. Given the objective of reducing total expenditures, total expenditures in a given agreement will be a larger consideration for larger (more expensive) transactions.
Many publishers are able to change some aspects of publishing agreements, but they also have provisions that are “dealbreakers” for them, meaning they cannot compromise. If your publisher is not able to change the agreement as you wish, it`s up to you to decide if you still want to publish them, even if you can`t retain all the rights you want.