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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 recently completed a process of soliciting feedback from authors, publishers, and other interested stakeholders. At present, we are incorporating that feedback into a revised version of the documents, which will be shared publicly and available for adoption, reuse, and modification.

Draft versions of the model contract are available below for your reference, though the period for comments has ended. We anticipate releasing the final documents at the end of June 2017. If you have questions, contact the team at

Blank Template of Model Publishing Contract for Digital Scholarship 2017 (Word)

Blank Template of Permissions Letter for OA scholarly work 2017 (Word)

Guide to the Model Publishing Contract 2017 (PDF)