Depositing material in institutional repositories
Placing published journal articles on personal websites or depositing them in openly accessible repositories requires the permission of the copyright holder. The copyright owner is not always the author. An author who has signed copyright over to their publisher needs to check with the publisher in question whether they permit the reuse of published papers on the web.
Quick ways to check if your publisher allows deposits to Bradford Scholars or a personal webpage:
- Visit the Sherpa RoMEO service to see your publisher's policy on deposits.
- Ask the repository team to contact the publisher on your behalf via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Authors who have not signed away their copyright may be free to reuse certain versions of their own journal articles by placing them on a personal website or in a repository.