Phase 3 | Rights Agreement (Hybrid Journal)


After completing the Peer Review phase, you will receive a notification that your manuscript has entered the Rights Agreement phase. You will need to select the appropriate Rights Agreement from the following options:

  • All Rights Reserved (+ Green Open Access)
  • Open Access (CC-NC-BY-ND)
  • Gold Open Access (CC-BY) 

Take a moment to review the following guide to help you make the best decision for you and your funding requirements.

Payment may be required at this phase depending on your selected Rights Agreement and/or balance of CGScholar Points.

Step-by-Step Guide | Selecting a Rights Agreement

Step 1: Sign in to CGPublisher 

Sign in to CGPublisher with your CGScholar account information. Cannot login to your CGScholar account?

Step 2: Find Your Manuscript

Select Current Works from the left-hand navigation panel. Then select the desired manuscript to complete the Rights Agreement.

Step 3: Click the “Choose Rights Agreement” button.

Step 4: Complete the Rights Agreement. 

a. Choose your selected Rights Agreement from the drop-down menu.

b. Download and review your Rights Agreement. Use the link that appears under the drop-down menu.

c. Click the “I Agree” button under the agreement link.

d. Use displayed points to make your payment OR pay using a credit card if there is a dollar balance.

e. Click Pay Now, even if the balance is zero (because you used points).

f. Click “invoice to self.”

g. Click “make payment.”

Note: If you need an invoice for your institution, you can use the Pay Later option and choose “Invoice to Institution.”

Frequently Asked Questions

What are CGScholar Credits? Within our Research Network ecosystem, we use a Points system. Find out more about our Research Network approach and how points are obtained.

What's your Open Access statement? Common Ground Research Networks is committed to enabling sustainable initiatives that lead to more open scholarly communication. Our English-language journals are all Hybrid Open Access and offer various options to fit the needs of institutions, funders, and researchers worldwide. You decide the right path at the Rights Agreement phase. But you can also change this agreement at any time after publicationWe are taking a transformative approach to all our English language titles. Transformative journals commit to supporting an annual increase in the share of Open Access content and implementing a fully Open Access model for the journals when at least 75% of titles articles are published as Open Access. Our Spanish language journals are all Gold Open Access (CC-BY).

Do you offer fee waivers? To ensure that researchers in developing nations have access to publication pathways that enhance the visibility of their research, the Common Ground Author Fund awards a limited number of fee waivers for Open Access (CC-BY) each year for excellent research.

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