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Questions regarding data migrated from ETH E-Collection and ETH E-Citations
Yes, based on the E-Collection DOI, all items that existed in E-Collection as well as in E-Citations have been merged into one Research Collection item.
Yes, we migrated the E-Collection access logs to the Research Collection. Due to the fact that the underlying software records the download counts in a different way, the exact numbers might differ tough.
Usually not. The Research Collection is freely accessible online. A valid nethz login is required for adding new publications as well as for editing existing publications. Furthermore, all items that display an "ETHZ users" availability tag can only be accessed by ETH members after they have signed in with their nethz account.
Please use the contact form or contact the E-Publishing Office at the ETH Library via telephone: +41 44 632 72 22.
All staff and doctoral students of ETH Zurich are entitled to submit their own publications and research datat relevant to research and teaching to the Research Collection.
The publication of a Master's thesis, Bachelor's thesis or a student paper in the Reseach Collection requires a declaration of consent from the professor or lead researcher.
See Publication Types.
See Publication process.
Yes, that is possible. You can upload as many files as you want with one publication.
The ETH Library allocates ISBN numbers for individual publications by members of ETH Zurich upon request. Please request the ISBN before you submit your publication to the Research Collection, so you can integrate it into your PDF. You can find out how to proceed to obtain an ISBN on the ISBN Allocation page.
Each item in the Research Collection receives a DOI automatically of the following conditions are met:
- You have uploaded a full text or other digital object.
- You have selected either Open access, Embargoed access, ETHZ users or Selected users when defining the Access rights.
The DOI is published and registered once the internal review process for your item is completed.
Yes, that is possible. See Reserving a DOI for instructions on how to proceed.
Yes, that is possible. Please contact us in order to receive a guest account that will enable you to upload the file.
Yes, in principle, provided that you have the co-authors' consent.
I would like to publish my document via ETH E-Collection but it contains published articles or articles submitted for publication. Is publication in ETH E-Collection still possible?
It depends on the copyright regulations of the publishing houses in question, which you can garner from your publishing contract or the SHERPA/RoMEO-database (external link). This will also tell you which article version (postprint, preprint or publisher's PDF) you are permitted to publish with the consent of the publishing house and which embargoes you may have to observe
Can articles that have already been published in the publisher's layout be included in the ETH E-Collection?
Most publishing houses do not allow self-archiving of an article in the publisher’s layout. In many cases, however, the publication of preprints or postprints is permitted. Please check the regulations that apply to your publication in your publishing contract or the SHERPA/RoMEO-database (external link).
What is a preprint?
The version of a paper prior to the peer review process is referred to as a preprint or non-peer-reviewed author's manuscript.
What is a postprint?
The peer-reviewed author's manuscript.
Where can I read the publishing house's copyright conditions?
The SHERPA/RoMEO-database (external link) provides a comprehensive listing of publisher guidelines on self-archiving and secondary publication, where you can find out which article version (postprint, preprint or publisher PDF) you are allowed to publish with the consent of the publishing house and which embargoes you may have to observe.
If ETH Zurich publishes my document via its repository, do I relinquish my copyrights?
No. In the event of publication via ETH E-Collection, the copyright remains with the author.
I have published my document via ETH E-Collection. Now a publisher has approached me and would also like to publish it. Is that possible?
Provided the rights of use have not been relinquished, there are no contractual agreements with ETH Zurich or a funding institution regarding usage, your document is not subject to an obligation of secrecy and the rights of third parties are not violated, you can agree to the publication.
Can I publish a work via ETH E-Collection that contains figures I did not produce myself?
It depends on the nature of the figure:
Technical figures, i.e. tables, graphics or diagrams, which were clearly produced with a popular software programme (e.g. Excel, PowerPoint) without any great effort may be adopted from a template one to one provided that the source is correctly cited.
Figures by third parties that exhibit artistic value may not be integrated in publications automatically. In such cases, who holds the exploitation rights and the conditions under which the figures may be published must be clarified beforehand.
The publication of figures by third parties in materials that are exclusively used in classes does not constitute a breach of copyright. Limited activation on the ETH Zurich net (IP range) is recommended here.
Once the file has been uploaded, an automatic confirmation is generated.
You only have to present the confirmation you receive automatically after the upload.
The review and publication process for the full text takes a maximum of two working days. The metadata of your thesis will be visible immediately after upload.
The further distribution of articles in the publisher’s version is prohibited by most scientific publishing houses. We recommend using post-prints or pre-prints.
The CV can be omitted in the electronic version of the doctoral thesis. However, it must be included in the print copies to be submitted.
No, once the doctoral thesis has been approved by the Department Conference, it can no longer be changed. The printed version must match the electronic version.
Yes, that is possible, if you are the author. Please contact us.