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Secondary Publication

Many publishers allow the secondary publication (also: self-archiving) of an already published article on the university's document repository. This so-called "green path" allows you to make your academic texts permanently freely accessible, free of charge and with little effort. The RUB Open Access-Repository offers the possibility to do this. The documents published in the repository are listed in the RUB university bibliography and are accessible worldwide on the internet free of charge, as well as being findable via all common search engines (such as Google, Google Scholar, BASE).

Is my publication approved for secondary publication?

Whether your publication may be deposited in a document repository can usually be found in the author contract that you sign with the respective publisher. The SHERPA/RoMEO-Liste of the University of Nottingham provides an initial indication of the attitude of publishers towards Open Access and the topic of secondary publication.

Which repositories are available to me?

Which version of my publication can be published in the RUB Open Access Repository?

We accept:

  • the published version of the article
  • the final version of the manuscript of the article approved for publication (postprint)
  • the version of the article submitted to the publisher for the review process (preprint)

What do I have to do to publish my publication in the repository?

If your publication is eligible for secondary publication, we need the following documents and information from you:

Contact: OA-Team

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