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  • your are allowed to publish a preprint
  • you are allowed to publish a postprint in an open acccess repository after an embargo of 12 months
  • your are not allowed to publish the publisher's version

Securing authors' rights

Ideally, you should always make sure whether and to which extent self-archiving in an institutional repository is permitted before signing a publishing contract.

If your publisher does not allow self-archiving, you can try to negotiate the right to self-archive, for example by adding and having the publisher sign an author addendum to the publishing contract (see eg. SPARC Author's Addendum.

Moreover, you can also obtain the publisher's consent to making a work accessible via the Research Collection retrospectively.

Self-archiving as part of a doctoral thesis (cumulative doctoral thesis)