You have lots of options for submitting your work to UoTIR. Here's the services we offer:
· CV review: Librarians can review your CV to determine which of your publications are eligible, according to publisher policies, for submission in the UT Repository.
· Individual works: If you have a specific publication you would like to submit, we can also review the publisher's policies to determine if the work can be archived in our repository.
Steps to Submit:
1) If you are interested in submitting your work to UoTIR, fill out this form.
2) Please send files to firstname.lastname@example.org after submitting the form. Files include a pdf of the article and the publisher agreement (an agreement or any other documentation between you and the publisher, so we can best determine your rights to archive.)
3) For any further questions, contact us at email@example.com
Thank you for considering submitting your work to UoTIR!
With your participation, we are able to highlight the scholarly output of The University of Tampa.
If you negotiate your rights as an author and deposit your work in the UoTIR, you can:
Traditional publishing agreements typically transfer all rights, including full copyright, to the journal.
You may want to include sections of your article in later works, give copies to your class or distribute it among colleagues, and also include it in the UoTIR.
These are all ways to give your research wide exposure and fulfill your goals as a scholar, but they are prevented by traditional agreements.
The SPARC Author Addendum is a way to negotiate your publishing agreement and retain your author's rights:
KEEP IN MIND THE FOLLOWING:
This information is adapted from SPARC's Author Rights brochure
SO, WHAT ABOUT MY COPYRIGHT IN UoTIR?
Many faculty think that they relinquish copyright when sharing their work in an institutional repository. Not true! As an author, you retain all copyright of your work. Materials in the UoTIR are available for scholarly and research use only.
Open Access Publishing
Whenever you submit a manuscript for publication, there are typically three versions or steps in the publishing process the document goes through. Some journals will allow only pre-prints for open archiving in a repository, while others may allow all three, or none at all.
Pre-prints: The version of a manuscript before peer-review and publication.
Post-prints: The manuscript version that has undergone peer-review, but is not the final, publisher's formatted version.
Publisher version: The professionally formatted and designed version that you see on the publisher's website or print edition of the journal.
Learn more about the open access movement at SPARC (the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition)
Browse peer-reviewed, open access journals at DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals)
Every journal has varying copyright and publishing policies. SHERPA/RoMEO is a site where you can easily check these policies. It is important to understand the restrictions and general conditions of the publisher, especially if you are considering archiving in the UT Institutional Repository, so please double check with the publisher before signing an agreement to clear up any confusion.
Important things to check:
* Will the publisher accept pre-prints, post-prints, or the publisher's version to be posted in an open access archive or IR?
* What are the stipulations (if any) for self-archiving or uploading to an IR? For instance, is there an embargo, or period of time before you can share your work openly?
SHERPA/RoMEO categorizes each archiving policy with a different color (click to expand)