Publishing your work
Publishers do this through:
This agreement may grant the publisher copyright to your work and might affect subsequent permitted uses and re-uses of your work.
Read through the agreement CAREFULLY and understand what it is that you are signing.
Each publisher has their own contract and language. It is vital that you understand what you are allowed to do with your work - now and into the future.
Sample license from Taylor & Francis state that:
Contracts are not written in stone. They are a dialogue between you and the publisher. If there are clauses that you don't agree to - cross them out and initial the change to the document. Consider appending the SPARC Addendum to your contract.