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Introduction for Authors

University of Connecticut Sign with blooming flowersOnce the manuscript is written, it's time to seek a publisher. Most publishers have standard contracts, often called Copyright Transfer Agreements (CTAs), but authors do not have to agree to those standardized terms. This guide's purpose is to empower authors to recognize unfavorable terms in contracts and to seek the best possible terms for publishing their work.


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