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Open Access: Archive your Research

Learn more about Open Access to Research

Why Archive?

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.

Email CORA

You can e-mail your accepted version together with a reference for the publication to and we will archive your publication on your behalf in accordance with the CORA deposit licence.

Archive your publication in CORA via your IRIS profile

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.

The accepted version is the final draft, after peer review, which incorporates any peer review changes, but without the publisher's formatting, typesetting or logos

Different formats can be uploaded and these will be converted to pdf where appropriate. We accept the following research publications in CORA:

  • Books
  • Book Chapters
  • Books Edited
  • Book Reviews
  • Journal Articles
  • Conference Items
  • Reports
  • Government Publications written by UCC authors
  • Technical Reports
  • Scholarly contribution to a newspaper or magazine
  • Working papers

Disciplinary repositories



Author Archiving - Green Open Access