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Contract Documents

This Model Publishing Contract for Digital Scholarship has been prepared to facilitate the publication of open access books, including accommodating new types of long-form, multimodal digital scholarship. In order to ensure this contract meets the needs of both authors and publishers, we completed a process of soliciting feedback from authors, publishers, and other interested stakeholders.

These final documents reflect the input of multiple participants and stakeholders, and we are grateful for the time and feedback which so many knowledgeable people provided to this project.  The final decisions on changes were ours, and reflect what we believe to be appropriate approaches at this time.  These documents are released with a CC0 license so that you may adapt and adopt them as you see fit, so please create your own customized version which meets your particular circumstances or requirements for your institution.

Download the contract and its associated documents at

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