"Don't transfer all copyrights to the publisher"
Is it okay to publish your own journal articles on your website? Won't you violate any copyright? No problem! Publishers are quite flexible if you let them know you are just going to include a copy of your article on your own website or on your institution’s website, according to the most recent entry in the Open Access Anthropology Blog.
But important: Many publishers ask the author to transfer all copyrights in the work to the publisher. Don't give them all copyrights! They quote Peter Hirtle who in his article Author Addenda: An Examination of Five Alternatives proposes an author’s addendum — "a little bit of legalese that you add to the agreement with your publisher and sign that lets you save the rights you need in order to make your work open access".
In consideration of the publication of the Article in the above Journal, I hereby warrant and undertake:
a. that this Article is an original work, has not been published before and is not being considered for publication elsewhere in its final form either in printed or electronic form.