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Research Repository: Submitting your Publications

We recommend that all UL faculty and researchers deposit their research output in the repository. This will ensure your research gets maximum exposure as ULIR is indexed by Google, Google Scholar and all other major search engines. Many funders including Science Foundation Ireland, the Irish Research Council and the EU via Horizon 2020 require researchers to make their research publications available to all via open access within certain time periods.

How to Submit

To have your material included in the ULIR:

  • Register on the Research Repository to self-archive
  • Email material directly to ir@ul.ie
  • Call us on 061 23 3296 or 061 23 3606.

Who can use the Repository

Current University of Limerick faculty, staff, and research students will be able to create an account in the Research Repository. 

Logging In: Any current UL Faculty, staff and Research Students can deposit scholarly materials into the Research Repository using their UL staff email address and password. Log in by clicking the "Log in" link at the upper right corner on the  homepage. This will take you to your account page, called "My Data". Your account page will hold all items you deposit into the Research Repository. You can start a record, save it, and come back to edit it later, without publishing it.

If you are a research student who does not have a UL staff email address firstname.lastname @ UL.ie then please contact us for further information. 

What version of my paper should i submit

  • The Library adheres to the publisher's policies relating to 'self-archiving' on institutional repositories such as ULIR
  • Most publishers will not permit authors to make the published pdf version of their articles available in repositories
  • The version required for ULIR is the final draft after peer review and editing has occurred but before publication. It is the copy without  the publisher's type-setting, formatting, logos and pagination (also known as the post-print)
  • To view your publisher's policy on Open Access you can check the Sherpa Romeo database
  • We check and adhere to publisher's policies and explicitly promote and link to the published version

Creative Commons licenses

Creative Commons (CC) licences do not replace copyright. By adopting CC licences authors allow others to use their published work more flexibly. We recommend that you first check if your funding body requires or prefers a specific licence.

The most common CC licences are:

CC BY logo
CC BY: This licence lets others distribute, remix, adapt, and build upon your work, even commercially, as long as they credit you for the original creation. This is the most accommodating of licences offered. Recommended for maximum dissemination and use of licensed materials.

CC BY-SA: This license allows reusers to distribute, remix, adapt, and build upon the material in any medium or format, so long as attribution is given to the creator. The license allows for commercial use. If you remix, adapt, or build upon the material, you must license the modified material under identical terms.

CC BY-NC logo
CC BY-NC: This licence lets others remix, adapt, and build upon your work non-commercially, and although their new works must also acknowledge you and be non-commercial, they don’t have to license their derivative works on the same terms.

CC BY-NC-SA: This license allows reusers to distribute, remix, adapt, and build upon the material in any medium or format for noncommercial purposes only, and only so long as attribution is given to the creator. If you remix, adapt, or build upon the material, you must license the modified material under identical terms. 

CC BY-ND: This license allows reusers to copy and distribute the material in any medium or format in unadapted form only, and only so long as attribution is given to the creator. The license allows for commercial use. 

CC BY NC-ND logo
CC BY-NC-ND: This licence is the most restrictive of the six main licenses, only allowing others to download your works and share them with others as long as they credit you, but they can’t change them in any way or use them commercially.

Source: https://creativecommons.org/licenses