Marine Institute Open Access Repository - FAQ

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What is an Institutional Repository?
What is Open Access?
Why does the Marine Institute have an Institutional Repository?
Why should I put my research in the Marine Institute Open Access Repository?
If I submit my work to the Marine Institute Open Access Repository, can I still publish it elsewhere?
What sort of material can you deposit?
If I leave the Institute, will my work be removed from the repository?
Can work produced with colleagues from other institutions be added to the repository?
What Copyright issues are there if I submit my work to the Marine Institute Repository?
 

What is an Institutional Repository? top

An Institutional Repository (IR) is a digital collection of the research output of an institution which is freely accessible globally on the internet.

What is Open Access? top

Institutional repositories have come from the Open Access movement that promotes the electronic dissemination of research publications and ensures that they are freely available without any restrictions such as subscription fees.

Why does the Marine Institute have an Institutional Repository? top

The Marine Institute believes it is important to have an Institutional Repository to support the dissemination and promotion of its research. The IR will showcase the range of research taking place within the Marine Institute, especially research that is publicly funded and will increase the availability of this research to the national and international research communities.

Why should I put my research in the Marine Institute Open Access Repository? top

You should put your research publications in the IR:

If I submit my work to the Marine Institute Open Access Repository, can I still publish it elsewhere? top

Yes. Placing your work in the repository does not prevent you from publishing elsewhere. You still own the copyright on your work. For further information on depositing in the repository please see the deposit agreement. (link to deposit agreement)

What sort of material can you deposit? top

We are seeking:

If I leave the Institute, will my work be removed from the repository? top

No, but this does not stop you adding it to another repository at your new institution.

Can work produced with colleagues from other institutions be added to the repository? top

Yes, our licence agreement covers this.

What Copyright issues are there if I submit my work to the Marine Institute Repository? top

Most publishers will agree to Open Access deposit, with certain conditions attached. A list of publishers and their copyright policies’ can be viewed at http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/. We will check these conditions for you. If the final published version is not allowed then the final peer-reviewed pre-publication very often is allowed. For further information please see our copyright policy (link here).