In order to determine the self-archiving options permitted by the journal in which you will be publishing, you can check its Sherpa Romeo listing.
The Sherpa Romeo listing for a journal includes information on the open-access options for various publishing pathways in an easy-to-understand format under the Publisher Policy section.
In order to find a suitable pathway, there are a few icons used on Sherpa Romeo that you'll need to understand.
Now that we have an understanding of the symbols used on Sherpa Romeo, let's learn how to interpret them and evaluate various pathways.
Once you have found a suitable pathway, you'll publish your work!
The steps for this will vary by journal, so you'll want to check with your publisher.
Following publication you may have an embargo period on self-archiving. If so, you will need to wait until the embargo period has ended to deposit it in an institutional repository.
Depending upon the terms of your publishing agreement, you may or may not have retained copyright ownership.
If you do own the copyright to your work, your permission is all that is needed to deposit it.
If you do not own the copyright to your work, you will need the written permission of the copyright owner (likely the publisher) to submit your work.
Regardless of who owns the copyright, you will also need to submit a MOspace Non-Exclusive Distribution License.
Now you're ready to submit your work to the MOspace Repository!
Submit your file as a .pdf (for print), .mp3 (for audio), .mpeg (for video), or .jpg, .tif, .gif, or .bmp (for images). The library can also assist with file conversion if necessary. If the size of your file is over 50 MB, please use UMKC's RooBox service. After logging into RooBox, enter firstname.lastname@example.org in the "To" field to send the file to the library.
Once we receive your submission, we will convert your item into the appropriate format, assign it metadata, and place it into the appropriate community in MOspace. We will then email you a permanent URL to access your work in MOspace.