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Open access publishing

Open access publishing information for Stanford University researchers.

Deposit to the Stanford Digital Repository

The Open Access Policy asks members of the Academic Council to make their publications openly available in the Stanford Digital Repository (SDR), which offers persistent access at a permanent URL and secure, long term storage.

Depositing to the repository is quick and easy - simply complete a brief web form about your submission and upload the related file. If you have not previously submitted material, you'll be prompted to set up an account when you first visit the deposit interface and a member of the repository team will ensure you are able to add items to one of Stanford's open access collections.

What version of a scholarly article should I deposit? 

Stanford’s Open Access Policy asks authors to deposit their “accepted author manuscript” (AAM) to the Stanford Digital Repository. This version of the article includes changes made in response to peer review and has been officially accepted for publication, but does not include the publisher’s final copyediting, typesetting, or formatting. As such, its appearance may differ from the “version of record” (VOR) available on the publisher’s website despite containing the same content. In cases where an author has paid the publisher for open access publication or where the publisher policy permits it, authors can deposit that final version of the article to the repository instead of the accepted version.

If you have questions about the appropriate version of the article to submit, please contact the Office of Scholarly Communications.