Sometimes, issues arise as we work with authors to put their content on the repository. Here are some issues and solutions and tidbits of wisdom we've learned over time.
- You didn't save your postprint: Are you sure? Look again. Try file cabinets, too. If you only have a hard copy … that’s OK. We can scan it.
- From this point forward: Always save your postprints. Also, save your copyright transfer agreement … and don’t forget to retain the right to archive your postprint in an institutional repository.
- Better yet: Get your paper into the repository as soon as it’s accepted for publication.
- Retaining the right to archive: Ask for it on your copyright transfer agreement. Publishers are more receptive to granting it as open access gains more footing; it brings attention to their journals, too.
- Granting permission: We need permission from you to put your research on eCommons. Here’s a permission form. You can use one for a whole list of past publications and a new one for every time you have a new paper accepted. You can also just send an email granting us permission to archive your work in eCommons.
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