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LTH PhD Students Introduction Guide

by librarian Emma-Lisa Hansson

Research Portal

What is an Institutional Repository?

A Repository is an online database used by institutions to organize, capture, preserve, and provide access to the intellectual output of a scholarly community. The portal gather and disseminate a variety of scholarly materials. The idea is to provide open access to institution’s research output to the broader world. In planning right now is how it will be possible as a researcher to also add data sets.

It includes the following types of documets: Open access publications, Lund university faculty publications,theses and dissertations.

Why Deposit?

There are many benefits of depositing, also known as self-archiving, in an institutional repository. It ensures the long-term digital preservation of your work. It can be used as one stop place to gather and access all scholar's work. It makes work widely available and findable via Google, increasing visibility and research impact!

Publishers' Policies

Open access publishing

Open access (OA) means that research results are published in such a way that they are freely accessible online. There are two “roads” to OA, the “golden road”, and the “green road”.

n Lund University’s policy on publishing, researchers are encouraged to publish OA as much as possible in order to increase research visibility, use and impact. Today, many of the large research funders demand that research results be published so that they are freely accessible to everyone.

We have compiled OA information in the following links based on the two routes to OA: publishing directly in an OA journal (the golden road) and self-archiving (the green road).

How to find Open Access material

If you search on the databases that Lund univeristy libraries provide, chances are that you wont be able to reach the that much information once you finish your studies or if you study somewhere else. Academic information is very expensive and the univeristies pays a lot of money to get access to academic material. You can start to look for Open Access instead! Open access (OA) is freely available, digital and online information. Open access scholarly literature is free of charge and often carries less restrictive copyright and licensing barriers than traditionally published works, for both the you as a users but also for the authors.