Deposit your publication
Step-by-step guides on how to deposit your research into the University's Open Access repository.
Depositing an article in PURE will make it publicly available via the Edinburgh Research Explorer. It is important to have the correct version of the file to upload - the publisher’s PDF is generally not OK to use.
Adding content to Pure
Version to use
Use the final draft author manuscript, as accepted for publication, including modifications based on referees' suggestions, but before it has undergone copyediting and proof correction.
This is sometimes known as the Post-print, Author Version, or Personal Copy. It is important to have the correct version of the file to upload - the publisher's PDF is generally not OK to upload.
When you are depositing the Accepted Manuscript in Pure please make sure that any reviewers comments or other pieces of personal information are removed or redacted.
A step-by-step description of the self-service method is described below:
Alternatively the Library offers a mediated deposit service. Email the file to the Library at the link below and we will do it on your behalf. Some Schools and departments also have local arrangements for support so please check with your local administrator.
A rule of thumb is that most publishers (68%) allow a copy of the article to be posted online. Generally speaking a PDF of the final published version of the article as it appears in the journal usually cannot be used, as this is against publishers’ copyright policies.
Book chapters and monographs
For those wishing to deposit a book chapter or monograph in PURE the conditions can differ than for journal articles, with different publishers having varying policies. The link below offers some guidance
The submission procedures for these works remains the same as above.