Depositing Copyrighted Material in Institutional Repositories or Websites
Placing published journal articles on personal websites or depositing them in openly accessible institutional repositories requires the permission of the copyright holder. The copyright owner is often not 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 web page:
- Use the Bradford Scholars page to run a RoMEO-check for publisher terms and conditions.
- Visit the RoMEO service directly to see your publisher's policy on deposits.
- Ask Library staff to contact the publisher on your behalf: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Authors who have not signed away their copyright are free to reuse their own journal articles by placing them on personal websites or in an institutional repository.
The Library has made available a copyright fact sheet: