Some researchers have raised valid concerns about Open Access and the ownership of their intellectual work and publications.
SPARC (the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition) offers an Author Addendum which can secure your rights as the author of a journal article.
A typical agreement may specify:
CQU encourages that you complete and attach an Author Addendum to all research outputs you publish within the Open Access space.
For more information access the SPARC Author Rights website .