Depositing your research in the repository satisfies research funder policies on Open Access, including that from the Tri-Agency, and the University of Windsor Senate's policy on Open Access.
How do I deposit my research?Depositing your research publications in the repository is a simple, and free, way of making your research Open Access. You can either submit your publication yourself or ask the Library to do it.
In either case, you must upload or provide us with an appropriate version of your article.
- Deposit your research yourself
You can deposit your own research using the Scholarship at UWindsor website. Follow these steps:
- Go to Scholarship at UWindsor and sign in with your UWin Account
- Click Submit Research under the author corner and select the department you want to upload to
- Fill out the submission form with as much information about your article as possible and upload the appropriate version of your article
- Submit Your article will then be reviewed and posted by an administrator
Note: After submitting your materials a preview screen will appear. Read through all of the information carefully, checking for errors. You will also receive an email confirming your submission. This email will also give you a link to check the status of your paper and make revisions until it is publicly posted.
- Let us do it
Or, you can ask the Library to deposit your research. To do so:
- Pre-print: the manuscript version before peer review;
- Accepted Manuscript or Post-print: the manuscript as accepted after peer review but has not yet been typeset as an article in the journal;
- Publisher version of record: the manuscript with the text after peer-review, fully typeset, as it appears in the journal.
Typically, researchers can deposit the accepted manuscript version of their article, also known as the post-peer-review version (or post-print). However, it is crucial to check the specific policies of your publisher to ensure compliance with copyright and licensing agreements. You can use Sherpa Romeo to search for summaries of publisher copyright and open access archiving policies on a journal-by-journal basis.
Rarely, you may deposit the publisher version of record unless you have retained copyright of the article (e.g., when publishing in a Gold OA journal and the article has been licensed with a Creative Commons license.
Please contact us for assistance with identifying the appropriate version of your work to deposit.
Indexing and discoveryThe metadata in our institutional repository is harvested by many academic search tools and databases, making your research easier to find and access. Links to your deposits in our institutional repository will appear alongside links to the original copy on the publisher's website. Some examples of where these links may appear include:
- Search engines, like Google Scholar and Bing
- Academic abstract and index databases, like Scopus, Web of Science, ProQuest, and EBSCO databases
- Online library catalogs worldwide, like Omni
- Academic browser extension tools, like Unpaywall