The Rights Retention Strategy (RRS) approach allows authors to adopt rights over their scholarly works. It involves depositing a copy of the Author Accepted Manuscript (AAM) in a repository such as UQ eSpace on publication and providing open access to it. This helps to allow the widest possible access to your work and enables compliance with funder mandates, e.g. NHRMC Open Access policy. Ensure that your co-authors agree to apply an open licence in line with funder requirements.
To enact this approach, on submission of your article for publication, you should add the following statement to your manuscript:
This research was funded in whole or in part by [Funder and Grant details]. For the purposes of open access, the author has applied a Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) licence to any Author Accepted Manuscript version arising from this submission.
By following this approach, you will make clear your intent to apply a CC BY licence to your accepted manuscript. If your publisher indicates you must agree to something that conflicts with this, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for advice.
After your article has been accepted and published, upload your Author Accepted Manuscript into UQ eSpace. In the notes field add Rights Retention Statement in Manuscript, indicating that your submission is covered by rights retention.