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Parallel publishing

Parallel publishing means that a copy of a published work is made accessible through an open archive. In many cases this fulfils the funders demands on open access publishing, depending on if there is an embargo period before the article can be made freely accessible. Researchers affiliated with Umeå university can parallel publish in the university publication database DiVA, given that this is allowed within the framework of copyright restrictions.

Parallel publishing means that a copy of a work first published by a publisher or journal is also made accessible through an open archive, with the publishers consent. Parallel publishing the peer-reviewed, accepted version of an article (the version before the publisher layout), fulfils most funders' demands on publishing results open access.

Many publishers allow parallel publishing the accepted version of an article. However, there is often an embargo period before the article can be made freely accessible. Make sure that there is no conflict between the embargo period and funders expectations.

Parallel publishing is free of cost for the author.

Parallel publishing in DiVA

Researchers at Umeå university can parallel publish by uploading their articles and other publications full text into DiVA, the university open archive. Always check the conditions of the publisher before uploading a full text into DiVA.

Publishing in DiVA

Sherpa/Juliet - check the research funder's open access policies

Sherpa/RoMEO - check the publisher copyright policies for parallel publishing

More ways to publish open access

Open access journal
Open access journal

Open access journal or platform - open access from the start.

Hybrid publishing
Hybrid publishing

Hybrid publishing - open access as an option.

This information is factual only and not to be considered legal advice. Contact the university legal advisors at the Vice-Chancellor's office if legal advice is needed.

Vice-Chancellor's Office