Depositing a copy of your publication in OA repositories is another way to share your work. OA repositories include institutional repository and subject-specific repositories. Be aware that different repositories may adopt different copyright policies. Check OA Copyright for more information.
Visit this guide to learn more about PIRA and how to deposit works in PIRA.
Subject-specific OA Repositories
Owned and operated by Cornell University, arXiv.org provides e-print archive and distribution service in the fields of physics, mathematics, computer science, quantitative biology, quantitative finance and statistics.
PubMed Central (PMC) is a free full-text archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature at the U.S. National Institutes of Health's National Library of Medicine.
Social Science Research Network (SSRN) is devoted to the rapid worldwide dissemination of social science research and is composed of a number of specialized research networks in each of the social sciences.
CogPrints is an electronic archive for self-archive papers in the areas of Psychology, Neuroscience, Linguistics, Computer Science, Philosophy, Biology, Medicine, Anthropology, etc.
To search for more OA repositories, visit OpenDOAR (Directory of Open Access Repositories, an authoritative directory of academic open access repositories).
Publishers usually make distinctions between three primary versions of a manuscript: the Pre-Print, the Post-Print and the Published version. Not all versions are allowed to be shared online depending on publishers' copyright and self-archiving policies. For details, refer to Publishers' Policies on Self-archiving tab.
Here is a comparison between the three versions of a publication.
A "pre-print"is any version prior to peer review and publication, usually the version submitted to a journal.
A "post-print" or "accepted manuscript" is any version approved by peer review (with modifications based on reviewers' comments) but before the publisher’s copy editing and formatting.