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Self-archiving in DUO

Self-archiving means that the publisher/journal gives you permission to publish a copy of your work in an open, institutional archive such as DUO, or a subject archive such as PubMed or arxiv. In this way the research is openly accessible for everyone, and not only availble through paywalls.

Self-archiving to DUO is done via CRIStin

Common terms

Self-archiving, the short version:

  • Keep an accepted version of your article. Contact the corresponding author if you do not have it yourself.
  • After you have published your article, search for it in CRIStin.
  • Upload the accepted version; you must be logged in first.
  • The DUO-group at the University Library will check if the article can be published to DUO.
  • If an embargo applies, the DUO group will register that.
  • If the final version can be made public, the DUO group will contact you and make arrangements.

Self-archiving, the long version:

Self-archiving and sharing the pre-print:

In some subjects it is common to share the pre-print version in a subject archive such as arxiv or RePEc. Some publishers allow this and others do not. You can find out on the journal’s website. It might also be registered in the SHERPA/RoMEO database.

A lot of people also choose to share their research on social platforms such as ResearchGate or Academia.edu. You should check the journal’s website to determine if this is allowed or not.

Self-archiving and sharing a post-print:

When the article has been accepted, save a post-print version of the article based on peer reviews.

According to the UiO Open Access policy, this version must be uploaded via CRIStin to DUO Research Archive. You can wait with uploading your article to CRIStin until after the it has been published. Often the article will already be registered and you will not have to register information manually, making it quicker to upload. The DUO group at the University Library will check all uploads to DUO to make sure that only allowed version are available.

In some subjects it is common to share the post-print to a subject archive such as arxiv or RePEc. Some publishers allow this and others do not. You can find out on the journal’s website. It might also be registered in the SHERPA/RoMEO database.

A lot of people also choose to share their research on social platforms such as ResearchGate or Academia.edu. You should check the journal’s website to determine if this is allowed or not.

Self-archiving and sharing the published version

When the article has been published, you will normally be sent a file containing the journal’s final, formatted version. It is not always allowed to self-archive this version in DUO, in subject archives or share on other websites. Check the journal’s website, your publishing contract or in the SHERPA/RoMEO database.

If self-archiving the published version is allowed in DUO, search for your article in CRIStin and upload it. The DUO group at the University Library will check all uploads to DUO to make sure that only allowed versions are available.

Common terms

  • Original manuscript/pre-print/submitted version: a scientific article before it has been peer reviewed. This version can be ammended after the peer reviews.
  • Accepted version/post-print/peer reviewed version: the final draft of a scientific article, including changes made after comments from peer reviewers, without the publisher's final layout.
  • Published version/Version of record: the final publised version with the publishers layout.
  • Embargo: is a period during which is defined by the publisher where it is not allowed to make the article publicly available through and publishing archive. The embargo can apply for 6 to 36 months before the article can be made available in DUO.
  • Institutional archive: An open electronic archive for collecting, preserving and distributing copies of the academic production in an institution.
  • Subject archive: An open electronic archive organised by subject area. For example ArXiv, RePec and PubMed Central.
  • Social platforms for research: Websites and sharing platforms for research. For example Researchgate and Academia.edu.
Published Apr. 12, 2011 10:34 AM - Last modified June 6, 2017 5:37 PM