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To deposit: what are my rights?

Why deposit in HAL Paris-Saclay University?

You participate in the dynamics of the Open Science. HAL guarantees a perennial archiving, enriched metadata and an international visibility. You can also in this way fulfill the obligations in the case of projects benefiting from European or national financing and/or answer the institutional policy of Paris-Saclay.

Publisher contracts and policies

In some cases, you may choose to apply a Creative Commons license to your file or negotiate an addendum with your publisher. Templates and generators exist on the Web. Creative commons licenses are standard contracts in which authors determine the rights attached to the work by combining four elements: authorship, modification, commercial use and reuse under the same conditions as the original license. They allow others to use a file as a publication that has already been produced and to grant more rights than the default (often limited to citation). To check a publisher's policy, a handy tool, Sherpa/Romeo allows you to look at what they grant as a deposit option (and in particular which version of the publication).

 

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Open archives : What about my copyright?

As soon as you write your publication, you are bound by the copyright which ensures you the authorship of your article and a right to its distribution and reproduction. If you publish in an open access journal, you keep your distribution rights. But in a subscription journal, you give the reproduction and distribution rights to the publisher. However, the law for the digital republic of October 7, 2016, favors open access dissemination. It allows you, even after granting exclusive rights to a publisher, to make the accepted author manuscript version of your article available for free in an open archive after 6 months in STM or 12 months in SHS.

 

Which version of my work should I deposit?

You can deposit your article at three successive times, the pre-print before proofreading, the post-print after peer review and sometimes the editor's pdf. In this last case, get information on Sherpa-Romeo or Heloïse to know the policy of the publishers. Be careful because HAL allows the deposit of successive versions but not the withdrawal of the deposits made.