To assist the University of Pretoria in providing open access to
scholarly articles resulting from research done at the University,
supported by public funding, staff and students are required
-- submit peer-reviewed postprints* + the metadata of
their articles to UPSpace, the University’s institutional repository,
-- give the University permission to make the content
freely available and to take necessary steps to preserve files in
Postprints are to be submitted immediately
upon acceptance for publication.
The University of Pretoria
its researchers to comply with the policies of
research funders such as the Wellcome Trust with regard to open access
archiving. Postprints of these articles are not excluded from the UP
mandate and should first be submitted as described in (1). Information on
funders' policies is available at http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/juliet/.
Access to the full text of articles will be subject to publisher
permissions. Access will not be provided if permission is in doubt or
not available. In such cases, an abstract will be made available for
external internet searches to achieve maximum research visibility. Access
to the full text will be suppressed for a period if such an embargo is
prescribed by the publisher or funder.
The Open Scholarship
Office will take responsibility for Adhering to archiving policies of
publishers and research funders, and managing the system's embargo
facility to delay public visibility to meet their requirements.
The University of Pretoria strongly recommends
that transfer of
copyright be avoided. Researchers are encouraged
copyright terms with publishers when the publisher does not allow
archiving, reuse and sharing. This can be done by adding the official
UP author addendum to a publishing contract.
The University of Pretoria encourages
its authors to publish
their research articles in open access journals that are accredited.