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Confirming Author's Rights for Publication
Any works originally published in an external journal must adhere to copyright restrictions when being published to Beadle Scholar. There are several resources that authors can use to check their re-publishing and archiving rights. Sherpa Romeo is the recommended resource for checking author's rights for most research journals.
If you know the title or ISSN of the journal your work was originally published in, all you have to do is input the ISSN in the search box on Sherpa Romeo's website and click Search. It is recommended to use the ISSN to avoid confusion with journals of similar titles. If you are unsure of the title or ISSN of the specific journal, you may search or browse by Publisher name.
On the journal's information page you will see the Publisher Policy with a list of icons next to a version of the work. These icons correspond to the author's permissions allowed by the publisher. If the Folder icon corresponding to "Institutional Repository" is listed under the version of the work you would like to upload to Beadle Scholar, then it is okay to add that work. If The Folder icon for "Institutional Repository" is not listed, then you do not have permission from the publisher to upload that work to Beadle Scholar.
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