Q: I’m sure I uploaded the author’s accepted version of my paper when I deposited it, but the full text isn’t showing – did I not upload it properly?
A: You may not see the full text of your paper immediately if you upload it to the Research Repository. Many journals allow us to archive the author’s accepted version but only after observing an embargo period (the green open access route.) These typically range from 6-24 months depending on the journal and subject. The embargo is typically applied from the date that the article version of record is published online.
Once the version of record is published online, the repository team will apply any required embargo. This will automatically expire at the appropriate time, at which point the full text will be publicly visible and downloadable.
Other reasons that your full text may not be visible: we aren’t permitted to archive the version you uploaded, we are awaiting information from the publisher, or there was no full text uploaded with the record. If you are unsure, contact the repository team and we can check for you.