The KPU Library needs your permission to add your work to KORA.
When you submit your work, you will be asked to accept a non-exclusive licence which gives the KPU Library permission to make a copy of your work openly-accessible to the public through KORA, in perpetuity. People will be able to use your work for non-commercial purposes as long as they provide appropriate acknowledgment and do not alter the work in any way.
This licence does not transfer the copyright for the work to the library.
Individuals can only submit items to KORA for which they own the copyright, or have permission from the copyright-holder to do so.
Do you own the copyright in your work?
Yes, if the item is entirely your own work, unless you have transferred your rights to another party, such as a journal publisher.
If your work includes third-party material, you will need to have written permission from that third-party to post the item in KORA.
Has this work has been previously published?
Standard journal and book publishing contracts often require authors to transfer their copyright to the publisher. That means that there may be restrictions placed on what you are able to do with your work.
Most publishers will permit you to upload either a pre-print (prior to peer-review) or post-print (after peer-review) version of a journal article to an institutional repository or to your personal web page. Only a few permit you to upload the publisher's final typeset version. Most book publishers will not grant such permission. Policies vary by publisher.
Before you submit a previously-published item to KORA, you will need to determine:
The following are ways to answer these questions: