Repository Policies

Content Policy

  1. eBangor is an Open Access institutional repository.
  2. Bangor University requires that all Academic staff deposit the bibliographic metadata for all research outputs in the repository, so the repository is a comprehensive institutional record of all research activity.
  3. The repository will accept any material that relates to research output. Examples of materials include:
    • Journal articles
    • Conference and workshop papers
    • Research level theses
    • Books and book chapters
  4. Deposited full text items may include:
    • Post-prints or author's final, peer-reviewed versions, also known as Authors Accepted Manuscript
    • published versions, also known as publisher-created files
    • but does not include pre-prints, also known as submitted versions, sent to journals for peer-review
  5. For research data please visit edata.bangor.ac.uk

Submission Policy

  1. Items may only be deposited by accredited members of the organisation, or their delegates.
  2. Authors may only submit their own work for archiving.
  3. The author's post-print version of their journal articles and conference contribution papers should be deposited within three months of acceptance to be eligible for REF. Other items can be deposited at any time.
  4. The Repository Team only vets items for the eligibility of authors/depositors, relevance to the scope of the repository, valid layout and format, and the exclusion of spam.
  5. The validity and authenticity of the content of submissions as well as third party copyright permissions are the sole responsibility of the author. The repository team can perform any copyright checks with regards to publisher’s permissions for archiving the material in the repository. Items will not be made publicly visible until any publishers' or funders' embargo period has expired.

Takedown Policy

  1. The Bangor University Repository team will review any take-down requests.
  2. Any copyright violations with regard to content of the item are entirely the responsibility of the authors/depositors.
  3. Copyright violations with regards to publisher’s permissions is a shared responsibility between the author and the repository team.
  4. If there is proof of copyright violation, the item in question will be removed from public view immediately. The Repository team will inform the author(s) of the removed item.

Metadata Policy

  1. Anyone may access the metadata free of charge.
  2. The metadata may be re-used in any medium without prior permission for not-for-profit purposes and re-sold commercially provided the OAI Identifier or a link to the original metadata record are given.
  3. You may use hyperlinks to link to the repository, its pages and the content held within it without prior written consent providing the relevant page is displayed in the same form without any amendment or framing.

Data Policy

  1. Items where the copyright resides with the author or Bangor University are available free of charge.
  2. You may reproduce, display, perform, or distribute single copies of the content held within the repository in any format or medium for personal research, study, educational, non-commercial or not-for-profit purposes only.
  3. Where the publisher as copyright owner allows a version to be held in a repository, the items has copyright restrictions as determined by the copyright owner (the publisher) and these are detailed in the metadata of each item.
  4. Full items must not be sold commercially in any format or medium without formal permission of the copyright holders.
  5. Full items may be harvested by robots transiently. Where full items are harvested permanently permission must be sought from Bangor University.

Preservation Policy

  1. Bangor University has a commitment to retain items indefinitely in the institutional repository, eBangor.
  2. The repository will aim to ensure continued readability and accessibility
Bangor University's Open Access Policy is available at: http://www.bangor.ac.uk/library/resources/documents/Bangor-University-Publications-Policy-02-1D.pdf

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