Beunen A. Acceptance of the JISC/SURF Licence to Publish & accompanying Principles by traditional publishers of journals December 2007 Surf Foundation
This report presents the results of an enquiry carried out among 47 traditional publishers of journals. The study asked publishers if they support the Principles formulated by SURFfoundation and JISC, which attempt to clarify and balance the relationship between the rights of authors and publishers. The main points of this Principles are: that the author retains copyright of his/her work, while granting the publisher the rights needed to publish the work, and that the author may freely deposit the article in a research repository, with an embargo before public release of maximum six months. The results showed that a substancial number of traditional publishers support some or all of these Principles or are looking into changes in their current policies to meet these Principles.