SPARC Author Addendum
Your article has been accepted for publication in a journal and, like your colleagues, you want it to have the widest possible distribution and impact in the scholarly community. In the past, this required print publication. Today you have other options, like online archiving, but the publication agreement you’ll likely encounter will actually prevent broad distribution of your work.
You would never knowingly keep your research from a readership that could benefit from it, but signing a restrictive publication agreement limits your scholarly universe and lessens your impact as an author. Using the SPARC Author Addendum to secure your rights as the author of a journal article.
Here is a link to the SPARC AUTHOR ADDENDUM TO PUBLICATION AGREEMENT