Much of the results of scholarly research are published in journals which are 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 the author's accepted manuscript version of their article in an institutional repository such as CORA.
This is sometimes called Green open access to distinguish it from publisher-hosted or “Gold” open access. It involves no cost to authors.
Creative Commons (CC) licenses do not replace copyright. By adopting CC licenses authors allow others to use their published work more flexibly. We recommend that you first check if your funding body requires or prefers a specific license.
The most common CC licenses are:
CC BY: This license lets others distribute, remix, adapt, and build upon your work, even commercially, as long as they credit you for the original creation. This is the most accommodating of licenses offered. Recommended for maximum dissemination and use of licensed materials.
CC BY-NC: This license lets others remix, adapt, and build upon your work non-commercially, and although their new works must also acknowledge you and be non-commercial, they don’t have to license their derivative works on the same terms.
CC BY-NC-ND: This license is the most restrictive of the six main licenses, only allowing others to download your works and share them with others as long as they credit you, but they can’t change them in any way or use them commercially.
For more information on the full range of CC licensing options, and advice on choosing the right license for your research, see the CC license choosing tool.
Go to your list of outputs in IRIS and click on the red button beside the publication you wish to upload and follow the prompts.
Email your publication to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will upload it for you.
The important thing to remember is that most publishers will only permit authors to post the author's accepted manuscript version of a publication on the repository.
After you upload your publication to CORA, we will:
Different formats can be uploaded and these will be converted to pdf where appropriate. We accept the following research publications in CORA: