Your Rights as An Author
Author Rights: Association of Research Libraries:
Who Owns Copyright?
For more information: https://www.copyright.gov/help/faq/faq-protect.html
Transfer Copyrights But Reserve Some Rights
Keep Rights and Transfer Limited Rights to the Publisher
"The author grants to the Publisher exclusive first publication rights in the Work, and further grants a non-exclusive license for other uses of the Work for the duration of its copyright in all languages, throughout the world, in all media. The Publisher shall include a notice in the Work saying "© [Author's Name]." Readers of this article may copy it without the copyright owner's permission, if the author and publisher are acknowledged in the copy and copy is used for educational, not-for-profit purposes."
Use the SPARC Addendum, or any other addendum you find suitable.
Use Creative Commons publishing options. Creative Commons helps you to publish your work while letting others know exactly what they can and cannot do with it. When you choose a Creative Commons License, CC provides tools and tutorials to let you add licensing information to your own site.
From: The University of Iowa Libraries: Copyright: Author Rights
Why Retain Your Rights?
Publishers often create barriers for authors who would like to reuse their work, or allow others to use it. Negotiating changes to the standard agreement can help authors to avoid these common barriers.
Below you will find links to general copyright information for several major academic publishers.