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Publication Planning: Preprints & Repositories

When are you allowed to submit your work to a repository?

All reputable repositories will ask you to certify that you own the rights to the work you are submitting. Unfortunately, many authors sign away all of their rights to journal publishers without trying to negotiate an alternative agreement. Before sharing your work in a repository or elsewhere, make sure you know what rights you have to that work. Here are some resources to help you:

Literature Repository Directories

Selected Subject-Specific Literature Repositories

Below are a few subject-specific repositories for published and unpublished research literature. To locate additional repositories, search one of the directories listed in the box above.

UMB Digital Archive

Data Repository Directories

Selected Data Repositories

The following list contains some selected data repositories. All repositories are free to submit to unless otherwise indicated.