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Open Access

Secondary Publications

The term secondary publication refers to the archiving and provision of already published, peer-reviewed research papers as a parallel publication (green path of Open Access) on document servers (repositories). The aim is to improve accessibility for publications that could not be published originally in Open Access mode.

Secondary publication at the MLU

With the institutional repository Share_it, the ULB offers a possibility to upload various types of publications including secondary publication to make them accessible. A selection of other subjectspecific repositories can be found on our external services page.

The copyright of your secondary publication is reserved for you as the author. Whether or no and in what form a secondary publication is possible, differs from publisher to publisher. Mostly this is defined in the authors contract. An overview of the various publishing house policies is provided by the SHERPA/ROMEO-Portal.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Open Science-Team.

When submitting your OA publication please register it in the University Bibliography, you will soon receive an email with information about the secondary publication and the deposit license for Share_it.

The next steps that you then need to take, are:

  • Upload the publisher’s PDF, manuscript version, etc. on Share_it.
  • Submit the deposit license
  • Check and release the publication, possibly after an embargo period, by our Share_it repository managers.