Understanding article archiving rights and policies

The Kenyatta University Post Modern Library has been making effort to profile the university’s research products through archiving and uploading our researchers’ published articles to our Institutional Repository. One of the means we employ in identifying the research papers is through harvesting the articles from the internet. Where the full text is not available, we may request the author to provide one. However, often times the author is not sure whether they can share or archive the full text version of their research. To find out the dos and don’t’s pertaining to your rights as an author, visit the Sherpa Romeo site. The site summarises open access self-archiving permissions and conditions of rights that are given to you as an author by different journals and publishers. The respective journal may for example allow you to archive the pre-print and post-print or publisher’s version/PDF while another may only allow archiving of your pre-print (ie pre-refereeing) article version. Other journals allow you to archive your article after a defined embargo period. The respective journal website also spell out these rights. The publishing license agreement you sign with the publisher also stipulates your rights. The library verifies your archiving rights before uploading your article in our repository.

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