How to find a suitable repository for your publications

Publish where you want

Publish in open journals, or in the journal of your choice and archive a free copy.


Self-archiving, or green Open Access, means you publish in the journal of your choice and deposit a copy of the manuscript in an Open Access repository.  It’s legal and free, check the self-archiving policy of your journal using publisher copyright policies & self-archiving tool SHERPA RoMEO


Remember to keep preprint and postprint versions of your articles. Preprints are all the versions of an academic article or other publication before it has been submitted for peer review, while the postprint is the form of the article after all the peer review changes are in place. Preprints and postprints are usually the versions of your paper that could be deposited in open access repositories.

oabirdYou could also use Dissemin that detects papers behind paywalls and invites their authors to upload them in one click to an open repository.


Remember, that you can negotiate the terms of your publishing agreement. OpenAIRE encourages researchers to choose publishers that let them retain their author rights, so that immediate access can be provided. SPARC provides a template addendum [pdf] to publication agreement that describes the rights you want to retain. More info is available here.

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Use your institutional repository to deposit your publication

Need help locating it? Use one of the following services:

 Still not finding a repository of your choice?

zenodo1Use Zenodo, OpenAIRE's universal repository hosted at CERN. Zenodo is an international repository, fully compatible with OpenAIRE requirements.

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