Copyright and Access

Copyright policies, access issues, and permissions questions are all central to the work of scholarly publishers and the cycle of scholarly communications.

AAUP provides a number of resources and guides for publishers and scholars to work through practical copyright and permissions questions, including a guide to online copyright tools, the AAUP Permissions FAQs, and links to AAUP members' permissions guidelines or contacts.

The Association also closely follows relevant case law, legislation, and international policy, as well as the public debate over open access models and copyright reform.