This guide provides information on how you can deposit research to the University of Bolton Institutional Repository (UBIR). There are two ways in which you can deposit research. You can either ask the UBIR Team to do this on your behalf, or you can do this yourself by following a few simple steps. This is known as self-archiving.
This guide focuses on self-archiving. If you chose to self-archive, don't forget that the UBIR Team is always on hand to offer support and additional guidance.
One of the most common questions when considering uploading research to UBIR is "Which version can I use"?
In terms of journal articles, most publishers allow the depositing of what is commonly known as the post-print or author accepted manuscript. In other words, the final, unformatted version of your research. It is unusual for publisher to allow the depositing of the publisher version.
For other types of output, publishers may have difference terms and conditions, and in the case of any doubt, you are advised to contact the UBIR Team.
You will now upload your items and provide details:
That’s it! Your deposit will then be sent to the UBIR Team who will make it live, or contact you in the event of any queries.
Mediated deposit means that the UBIR Team will deposit research on your behalf.
If you wish UBIR staff to carry out this work, send your research in electronic format to firstname.lastname@example.org. The final, author accepted manuscript is preferred as this will negate many issues with copyright, but if you are in any doubt as to which version you should send, just send any that you have.
When sending research, we ask that you provide as many details as possible (i.e. bibliographic details), including DOIs is available. It is also helpful to know to which university school you are affiliated.