In the field of academic publishing, copyright transfer contracts generally do not involve remuneration or royalties.  These agreements are a key element of subscription academic publication and are intended to facilitate the processing of copyright in pure print publishing.  In the era of electronic communications, the benefits of copyright transfer contracts have been called into question and, although they remain the norm, open licenses as used in open access publications have been established as alternatives.  If you hope to complete your university education at a four-year university or university, you can still start at a community college. The key is to do your research to find out if any of the schools near you have articulation agreements that could help you make the transition more fluid. Good luck! As a general rule, the next step for transfer students is to know with which institutions your Community College has articulation agreements. However, most articulation chords are not available to allow you to read at any time. I recommend that you go to a community college transfer office advisor, as they should be governed by articulation agreements. Your transfer counsellor can also partner you with admission professionals at four-year institutions where you want to spend. Ready to launch your hunt for the perfect transfer school? Try the CollegeXpress search tool! Joint agreements are generally developed for technical programs and specialized professional programs such as Associates of Science (AS), Fine Arts Associates (AFA) and Applied Science Associates (AAS) as well as other diplomas and certificates. The idea is that students who use these agreements intend to apply their credits to a four-year program or a major at the university or university transfer.
Some commercial publishers, such as Elsevier, exploit “nominal copyrights” when they require the transfer of full and exclusive rights from authors to the publishing house for OA articles, while copyright remains in the name of the authors.  The assumption that this practice is a precondition for publication is misleading, as even works that are publicly available can be redirected, printed and disseminated by publishers.