OA Self-Archiving Policy: University of Pretoria

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University of Pretoria (SOUTH AFRICA)


Institution's/Department's OA Eprint Archives

University of Pretoria Electronic Theses and Dissertations (UPeTD) [growth data] http://upetd.up.ac.za

Institution's/Department's OA Self-Archiving Policy

Thesis/Dissertation Policy
Since 2004 it has been mandatory for students to submit an electronic copy to the repository before graduation. 2000-2003 etds are digitized and added retrospectively by appointed staff.

Access is generally open but provision is made for (and clearly indicated)

- access on campus only

- 2-year embargo for publishing and patent negotiations

- indefinite embargo for sensitive information or sponsorship/funding conditions
Added by: Monica Hammes (Assistant Director: Library Services) monica.hammes AT up.ac.za on 12 Mar 2009

University of Pretoria (SOUTH AFRICA*


Institution's/Department's OA Eprint Archives

https://www.up.ac.za/dspace/ http://upetd.up.ac.za/

Institution's/Department's OA Self-Archiving Policy

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 to:
-- submit peer-reviewed postprints* + the metadata of their articles to UPSpace, the University’s institutional repository, AND
-- give the University permission to make the content freely available and to take necessary steps to preserve files in perpetuity.
Postprints are to be submitted immediately upon acceptance for publication.

The University of Pretoria requires 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 to negotiate 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.

Added by: Monica Hammes () Monica.Hammes AT up.ac.za on 22 May 2009