Open access repositories come in two basic varieties:
Eagle Scholar will be the forthcoming institutional repository for the University of Mary Washington. It will be available in January 2018.
Different types of materials can be submitted as long as three conditions are met:
The author's contract grants the publisher either an exclusive or non-exclusive license to publish and distribute the author’s work. This contract also determines what the author retains can do with that work after after publication. Additionally, always remember to save a working or completed copy of your work in print or digital format. In the event that a publisher does not allow the use of their publisher copy, you might still be able to submit an author copy of your work.
Versions of Publications:
Publishers generally will state which version they will allow to be published open access. The SHERPA/RoMEO website defines these as:
For more information on the subtle differences between these types of publications, please visit SHERPA/RoMEO Definitions and Terms.