Academic Skills: Scholarly Publishing

Learn more about creative commons licences

Creative Commons (CC) licences are a great way of making your work available to others whilst letting you set the parameters. You can apply conditions for re-use which others must comply with. The licences have a legal basis, are human readable, and machine readable. Building a license allows you to apply conditions on how the work can be re-used.  

You can add CC licences to your research and data outputs when making your scholarly publications open access. You will still be credited for any re-use, but open licenses allow your work to reach as wide an audience as possible.

Ask yourself a few simple questions about the kind of access you want to allow to your work and choose accordingly.

Familiarise yourself with the CC options available in this short video, but get in touch with us if we can help to explain in more detail.

Last updated on 13 February 2024