There have been other initiatives to assist authors and publishers in the practice of drafting the agreement which underlies the publishing process. This entry of the copyright toolbox mentions some of them.
This toolbox is based on the work the Zwolle Group have done over the past few years. The agreements the Zwolle Group drafted in 2004 are good examples of balanced publishing agreements. There are several agreements; licences as well as copyright transfer agreements.
The agreements can be found at http://www.surf.nl/copyright/zwolle/
SPARC (Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resource Coalition)
SPARC is an alliance of academic and research libraries and organisations working to correct market dysfunctions in the scholarly publishing system.
SPARC had developed an Authorís Addendum, a form which an author could use to amend the publishing agreement supplied by a publisher. The Authorís addendum must be attached to the agreement.
The Authorís Addendum can be found at: http://www.arl.org/sparc/author/docs/AuthorsAddendum2_1.pdf
One of the many American initiatives is the initiative of the Association of American Law Schools. Four American copyright law professors crafted for the purpose of providing a Model Author/Journal agreement which is fair to both sides and which takes into account the central concerns of both sides. The agreement and an introduction to it can be found at: http:www.aals.org/98-24.html
(C)opyright Management Center Indiana University Purdue University
Another American addenda to a publishing agreement which modify the terms of a publishing agreement can be found at http://www.copyright.iupui.edu/nego_doc.htm
There is an addendum for specific uses and an addendum for general rights of use.