Before you self-deposit your grey literature in the OAR, consider how this output fits into your overall publishing strategy.
If you intend to submit a paper with any of this content to a reputable journal publisher in future, you need to be careful to avoid jeopardising your chance of having it accepted by putting it in an open access repository too soon.
For more information, and expert advice, please contact Learning and Research Librarians.
The following output types may be self-deposited in the Open Access Repository:
A. Grey literature (unpublished outputs)
B. Theses from First Class Honours and coursework Masters
C. Published research outputs that meet the self-deposit criteria
To be eligible for deposit, grey literature must be
Types of eligible grey literature
Email email@example.com for deposit advice.
Any Honours or Coursework Masters graduate may submit the final assessed version of their thesis to the OAR.
To submit your thesis
If you have any queries, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or (03) 6226 1895.
Please note: No thesis is published in the OAR until graduation is verified by the UTAS Graduation Verification Service.
Note: all research outputs submitted to WARP that are not eligible for ERA will still be able to be discovered via eCite Digital Repository
You may also self-deposit your published research outputs that pre-date 1st January, 2017, ie prior to content added to the OAR in association with the OA Policy.
You can deposit the following file types in the OAR.
See ARDC guide to file formats https://www.ands.org.au/guides/file-formats
Sometimes due to copyright restrictions your research outputs in the OAR will only be accessible by request. For request only items an email will automatically be forwarded from the OAR to the author/creator for mediation.
Whether or not you can accept the request to share the full-text of your publication will depend on what rights you have retained as an author. You may need to refer back to the Publisher Agreement you accepted when submitting your paper.
Some publishers make their policies on sharing really clear, like Royal Society of Chemistry:
Often, publishers allow you to share:
Forward the email you received, plus the information below to: email@example.com