Authors can retain the rights to their journal articles, books and other created materials. These are some organizations with author rights resources:
Use the SPARC Author Addendum to secure your rights as the author of a journal articles.
Scholar's Copyright Addendum Engine
The Scholar's Copyright Addendum Engine will help you generate a PDF form that you can attach to a journal publisher's copyright agreement to ensure that you retain certain rights.
Open Access Scholarly Information Sourcebook
Researchers' benefits of Open Access for research dissemination.