Much of the results of scholarly research is published in journals and is only available to those who can pay for access or whose institution pays a subscription. However, authors do have the option to provide access to all by archiving a version of their article on a repository such as CORA which is provided for UCC affiliated researchers. There are also repositories centred around certain disciplines. This type of open access is sometimes called “Green” open access to distinguish it from publisher-hosted or “Gold” open access.
If you are a UCC researcher, you can submit your publication to CORA through your IRIS profile. A guide is available to take you through the steps of submitting via IRIS. The most important thing to remember is that most publishers will only permit authors to post the accepted version of a publication on the repository.
Different formats can be uploaded and these will be converted to pdf where appropriate. We accept the following research publications in CORA: