You do this by posting an authorized version of the article on your personal university publication database. At Stockholm University, we use the publication database DiVA.

Before you upload your article in DiVA, it is important that you check to make sure the publisher you’ve used to publish your article approves of parallel publishing.

Instructions for Parallel Publishing

  • Search the publication in the database SHERPA / RoMEO and read up on the publisher's policy for parallel publishing, as well as any specific terms and conditions. If information is missing in SHERPA / RoMEO, you can go the publication’s website and try to find their copyright information. You can also write to the publisher and request permission. Be sure to explain where the copy will be available.
  • Register the publication and upload a file with the entire text. If the publication is already registered, you can upload the entire text at a later time. Please note that most major publishers only allow parallel publishing of the author's final version, that is, the author's final accepted text before it is published.
  • If you have not yet published your article with a publishing house, you can ask for an addition to the contract you intend to enter with the publisher. By doing this, you ensure that you maintain the intellectual property rights. Suggested contracts that you may use are available at SPARC Author Addendum.

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