How to Retain Author Rights August 06, 2015 22:22 Follow By managing your copyright, you can retain the rights to: Distribute copies of your articles to your students. Use portions of your articles in subsequent publications (e.g., figures). Grant others permission to use your work. Place the article in an open access repository such as PubMed Central and eScholarship. How? Modify copyright agreements using the Scholar's Copyright Engine (SCAE) developed by Science Commons.