The requirement to publish in open access (OA) format via the EUR's repository, RePub, does not in any way mean that you may no longer publish in reputable scholarly journals. Far from it! You are only asked to deposit the so-called final author's version of your publication in RePub at the moment that you -- after peer review and correction -- send the same version to your publisher.
The Executive Board and your dean expect you to deposit the final author's version in RePub within at most six months after its publication. RePub will ensure that storage conforms to the requirements of your publisher.
How to deposit your work in RePub?
Use the RePub submission form
The simplest way is to use the RePub submission form.
E-mail your publication
You can also send your final author's version to RePub by e-mail: email@example.com.
Use Personal Metis
If your faculty uses Personal Metis, you can upload the full-text of your publication via Personal Metis.
In each of the three cases, you should provide metadata with the bare minimum of metadata we need to process you publication:
- e-mail address of the EUR author who deposits the publication
- faculty, research group, etc. of the EUR author who deposits the publication
- journal in which the publication will appear (if applicable)
- abstract (if not available in the running text)
- keywords (if not available in the running text)
We want you to provide us with the metadata that makes up the contents of a titlepage. If your publication has a proper titlepage containing the information summed up above, then you can just e-mail us your publication.
Existing series and collections in RePub
If your publication is part of a series or collection that is placed directly into RePub via a so-called series handler (for example: ERIM series by ESE and RSM, Private Law series, or the Social Health series by Erasmus MC), then you do not have to do anything.
What does RePub do?
The RePub unit at the University Library places the publication you deposited in RePub, the institutional repository of the EUR. RePub will keep to the applicable copyright laws in the process.
RePub will, together with information specialists of the University Library, add extra metadata to your publication (keywords, JEL codes, etc.).
If desired and applicable, RePub can forward your publication for placement in the large international discipline-specific repositories like SSRN and RePEc. For publications from Erasmus MC, RePub will take action to make the EUR OA version of the publication visible in PubMed.
RePub will maintain the relationship between your final author's version and the corresponding publisher's version by placing a link on the web to the website of the journal.
Each publication in RePub will receive an unique and permanent URL, the so-called handle, which you can use to refer to your publication. On the webpage of the handle you will also find a so-called feedback button, which you can use whenever you want to communicate with us about your publication.
RePub has good experiences with existing series and collections in the repository: Publications are organized by type and/or organizational units (for example, the ERIM Research Paper series). Series and collections offer a good and simple workflow for uploading your author's version. Series and collections in combination with standardized titlepages with appropriate logo's, etc. enhance the visibility of the publications and provide an easy way to forward your publications to other, larger repositories.