Creative Commons Licenses

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Creative Commons FAQ from eScholarship All the licenses best practices (OASPA) OASPA recommends CC-BY - Why (DOAJ) new selection processes

Good morning,

Many thanks to those of you who were able to join us for our webinar and discussion about the future implementation of Creative Commons licenses for eScholarship journals. For those who were unable to attend, we have posted a recording of the presentation and follow up Q&A at Based on your questions and feedback, we have developed the attached FAQ that we hope will answer most of the questions journal administrators, editors, and authors may have. The FAQ will also be added to the eScholarship Help pages soon.

If you have additional questions, please contact us at

Best regards,


Katie Fortney, J.D., M.L.I.S. Copyright Policy & Education Officer California Digital Library 415 20th Street, 4th Floor Oakland, CA 94612 510.987.9371




I generally prefer the more open policies. If I understand correctly, the CC-BY option is your current policy. I don't envision a significant commercial use for this piece of research, so I would prefer that it be openly available, as in your current policy. Publishing now is fine with me.

I think most authors would prefer to have their research openly available, as in CC-By, although this may very by field and country. Regards, Dan Rogers