Copyright and Permissions

To submit to SURFACE, authors must agree to the following license. If you would like a copy of this license and are an author, contact us. All works in SURFACE adhere to rights, and

Non-exclusive License

Managed by the SU Library, SURFACE is the institutional open access repository for Syracuse University. It is an organizational commitment to the stewardship of the SU digital scholarly and creative record, assuring long-term preservation, as well as organization, access and distribution. The greater the participation by the SU community, the richer the database. Ultimately, SURFACE is designed to:

  • Give visibility of the rich and varied research and creative work at SU
  • Contribute to the University’s commitment to public scholarship
  • Build a searchable and discoverable database of SU research
  • Collect and preserve the scholarly and creative output of SU

With this form, permission is granted by _____________________________________ (author’s name) of ________________________________________ (school, department, office, program, or unit) to Syracuse University to incorporate their submitted material into its institutional repository/research database named SURFACE (Syracuse University Research Facility And Collaborative Environment), or any successor of this facility at SU. This non-exclusive, irrevocable license permits Syracuse University Library to make digital copies of the work, distribute the work in electronic form, and create or implement any adaptations that will allow the Library to collect, archive, or digitally preserve the work. Submitted material will be preserved in perpetuity in order to sustain the scholarly record.

Nothing in this agreement with Syracuse University affects or changes the work’s copyright status. The author(s)/creator(s) warrant that the submitted material is their original work and that they have the right to grant this license to Syracuse University. The author(s)/creator(s) agree that submitted materials may be used for non-commercial purposes for self-archiving and distribution through green open-access. SURFACE facilitates the proper citation and attribution of the author(s)/creator(s) submitted work. Works in SURFACE are openly accessible, and the rights under copyright do not transfer to SU Libraries.

Upon request, it is possible for the author(s)/creator(s) to delay the public release of submitted material, restricting access to the content of the work under terms the author(s)/creator(s) deem necessary. This embargo period may not exceed two years from the date of submission.

_____ I Agree

Please contact the SURFACE team at or your subject specialist with any questions.