Worry-free Deposit – Does Your Publisher Allow Self-archiving


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  • Where I can check the self-archival policies of different publishers or journals?

Pls refer to the SHERPA/ROMEO for a journal / publisher policies. Some policies are not available in the SHERPA/ROMEO, but are located in the publisher’s official website. When in doubt or when information is not available, always submit the Author’s post-print (or accepted manuscript) to the library instead of the published PDF.

  • I do not have time to check the publisher’s policy, can I still submit my papers in the institutional repository?

Yes, simply follow one of the methods (in NTU or NIE) to deposit your peer-reviewed manuscript (which incorporates referees’ comments) into your institutional repository . Your librarian will check the publisher’s policy and ensure that the publisher permits the full text archival.