There are three routes of deposit to ORA. The main route of deposit for publications and 'grey literature' (such as working papers and reports) is via Symplectic Elements, which is also the chosen route for Oxford academics to ‘Act on Acceptance’. The other deposit portals are for theses and research data only.
When you’ve had a paper accepted for publication, please Act on Acceptance – deposit the accepted manuscript (the final peer-reviewed version) into our ORA within 3 months of acceptance.
Journal articles and conference papers accepted for publication from 1 April 2016 onwards must be deposited in order to be eligible for the next REF.
The green button takes you to Symplectic Elements (Single Sign-On access).
Not sure what ‘Act on Acceptance’ means? Find out more at https://openaccess.ox.ac.uk/
Under publisher policies and copyright agreements that may have been signed when publishing material, for the deposit of full text to an institutional repository, such as ORA, only certain versions of the text are allowed.
Most journal publishers will allow authors to include at least one of the following versions of an article in a repository:
Our recommendation is to deposit the latest version permitted by the publisher. Publishers usually explain their policies on their websites, but the information can be hard to find. A very helpful tool is the SHERPA/RoMEO website run by the University of Nottingham, which summarises self-archiving policies in an easily readable format. This can searched by journal title or publisher name at http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/search.php. RoMEO pages include links to publishers’ websites for more detail.
Each full text deposit made to ORA will be reviewed by a member of the ORA team, so we are able to advise regarding the full text file if there appears to be a contradiction regarding publisher policies. Additional advice can be sought by emailing the Open Access enquiries helpdesk