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Parallell publishing and copyright

Do you have permission to self-archive?

When it comes to parallel publishing/self-archiving, it is difficult to make a general statement about what is permitted or not as it varies from one publisher to another and between different types of publications, and policies are frequently updated. Even if you retain the copyright to your text, you do not automatically have the copyright to the publisher’s PDF version. Publishing houses have different policies on this, more or less official.

An important question to consider is whether you want to use the publisher’s PDF version or a so-called author’s version, the last approved and corrected manuscript version before the publisher adds their journal layout. Many publishers allow the author’s version to be used without special permission and some allow the PDF version to be used if permission is requested, even though possible contracts or official policies may state otherwise.
The library can help you explore the options for your publications.

Contact Jon Eriksen for more information: jon [dot] eriksen [at] jur [dot] lu [dot] se (jon[dot]eriksen[at]jur[dot]lu[dot]se)

Read more at the University Library’s information about copyright.


Jon Eriksen

Research Support Coordinator
jon [dot] eriksen [at] jur [dot] lu [dot] se (jon[dot]eriksen[at]jur[dot]lu[dot]se)
+46 46 222 10 53