Self-archiving

(Please note, some of the links below refer to Swedish pages)

As a researcher at Umeå University you may, in a simple and efficient way, highlight your peer reviewed and published research publications via self-archiving in DiVA, Digitala vetenskapliga arkivet. This means that a peer reviewed scientific article will be made freely available in an open access archive, at the same time as the article is being published or has previously been released in a publishing house journal. Several studies indicate that self-archiving enhances the visibilty of articles.  The effect of open access and downloads.

Vetenskapsrådet demands Open Access

When you are self-archiving an article you also fulfill the demand by Vetenskapsrådet (The Swedish Research Council), to offer free access to research results. Self-archiving is sometimes referred to as secondary publishing or self-publishing.

Self-archiving via DiVA

Via Sherpa/RoMEO, Umeå University Library checks with publishers regarding permitted self-archiving, examines possible embargos and adds the university fly-leaf. On account of these procedures a full text will not be immediately visible after being registered in DiVA, not until the staff in charge at Umeå University Library approve of the publishing. Your contribution is to register your data in DiVA and upload the correct version of your text. For the most part you may publish a version of your article, reviewed by the publisher, the so called author edition, which lacks the publisher formatting, logotype and pagination.Publicera i DiVA