RePub, the EUR’s institutional repository, facilitates the Open Access publishing of EUR research via the so-called “Green Road“, in accordance with the strategic plan of the university. This means that authors are required to deposit (“self archiving”) the Accepted Author Manuscript (AAM) or ‘final author version’ of a publication in RePub. In some cases an embargo period is required. In the Sherpa / Romeo database the policies of journals and publishers can be checked.
RePub provides access to the academic output of the university and makes it available to everyone, free of charge, now and in the future. Since the launch of RePub thousands of dissertations were downloaded by hundreds of thousands unique visitors from all over the world. Currently, RePub contains 45808 biomedical articles, 4472 dissertations and 263 inaugural lectures from Erasmus MC.
It is not uncommon nowadays, for articles to be published in paid – “Golden” – Open Access. A majority of articles is not. Most of these, however, can be deposited in RePub for “Green” Open Access, in their manuscript form. Colleagues from the University Library have started a new program to remind you to send in your “Author Manuscript” in order to turn the university’s repository into a much more complete reflection of your work.