Published 8 September 2020

What can readers do with my open access book?

When your book is published open access, what readers can do with your published work depends on the licence. Most open access books will have a Creative Commons (CC) licence and all CC licences require the user to attribute the original work back to you. However, some publishers use their own licence, in which case a reader will need to check what is permitted under that particular licence.

The more rights you grant to readers and the fewer restrictions you place on readers’ use of your work, the more ‘open’ your work is considered to be. However, granting rights to others does not mean that you give up your own right to share or adapt your work.

The following toolkit article(s) address(es) this question:

Choosing a licence

How can readers access and use my research?

Last edited on 8 September 2020, at 12:26 (+0000)