The Research Scotland publications repository brings together the outputs (journal articles, reports, books, etc) from Scottish Government funded and affiliated research organisations and, where possible, makes them freely available.
Research Scotland Partners
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Content Policy for types of document & data set held:
- This is a multi-institution subject-based repository.
- Research Scotland holds all types of materials.
- Deposited items may include:
- accepted versions (author's final peer-reviewed drafts)
- published versions (publisher-created files)
4. Items are individually tagged with:
- their version type and date;
- their peer-review status
- their publication status.
5. Principal Languages: English
Data Policy for full-text and other full data items:
1. Access to some or all full items is controlled.
2. Single copies of full items can be reproduced, displayed or performed, given to third parties, and stored in a database in any format or medium for personal research or study, educational, or not-for-profit purposes without prior permission or charge provided that
i. the authors, title and full bibliographic details are given;
ii. a hyperlink and/or URL are given for the original metadata page
3. Full items must not be sold commercially in any format or medium without formal permission of the copyright holders
4. Some full items are individually tagged with different rights permissions and conditions.
5. This repository is not the publisher; it is merely the online archive.
6. Mention of Research Scotland is appreciated but not mandatory.
Metadata Policy for information describing items in the repository:
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 provided the OAI Identifier or a link to the original metadata record are given.
3. The metadata must not be re-used in any medium for commercial purposes without formal permission.
1. Items will be retained indefinitely.
2. Research Scotland will try to ensure continued readability and accessibility.
3. Items will be migrated to new file formats where necessary.
4. Research Scotland regularly backs up its files according to current best practice.
5. Items may be removed at the request of the author/copyright holder.
6. Acceptable reasons for withdrawal include:
- Proven copyright violation or plagiarism
- Legal requirements and proven violations
7. Withdrawn items are not deleted per se, but are removed from public view.
8. Withdrawn items' identifiers/URLs are retained indefinitely.
9. URLs will continue to point to 'tombstone' citations, to avoid broken links and to retain item histories.
10. Changes to deposited items are not permitted.
11. Errata and corrigenda lists may be included with the original record if required.
12. If necessary, an updated version may be deposited.
13. There will be links between earlier and later versions, with the most recent version clearly identified.
14. In the event of Research Scotland being closed down, the database will be transferred to another appropriate archive.
Submission Policy concerning depositors, quality & copyright:
1. Items may only be deposited by registered students and employees of the partner organisations or their delegated agents.
2. Authors may only submit their own work for archiving.
3. The administrator only vets items for the eligibility of authors / depositors and the exclusion of spam.
4. The validity and authenticity of the content of submissions is the sole responsibility of the depositor.
5. Items can be deposited at any time, but will not be made publicly visible until any publishers' or funders' embargo period has expired.
6. Any copyright violations are entirely the responsibility of the authors/depositors.
7. If Research Scotland receives proof of copyright violation, the relevant item will be removed immediately.