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OUR@Oakland FAQ - How do I submit my research?

To submit research into an OUR@Oakland collection, contact the OUR@Oakland administrator by emailing OUR@oakland.edu. The OUR@Oakland Team will help you determine what articles on your CV can be submited for open access self archiving.

**For a published article please check SHERPA/RoMEO database for publisher posting permissions, or the publisher's website.

If you are ready to deposit into an established collection and understand the copyright restrictions related to your publication, or your artilce was pulished as an open access item. Follow the steps below:
(View PDF with images of steps)

Step 1: Choose OUR@OAKLAND from Quick Links on library homepage> Click Submit Scholarship button.

Step 2: Log-in to system using OU Net-ID username and password.

Step 3: Start a new submission

Step 4: Select collection to which you want to add your submission

Step 5: Review the item submission question regarding title and previous publication.

Step 6: Enter all relevant item information.

Step 7: An abstract is required.

Step 8: Note any embargo required by publisher/journal before the item is made publically viewable.

Step 9: Add as many keywords need to help facilitate discover, good rule of thumb is five. Click ADD button for each additional word.

Step 10: Choose a file to upload. Check list for accepted files.

Textual Formats

Image/Graphic Formats

Audio Formats

Acrobat PDF/A
Comma-Separated Values
Open Office Formats
Plain Text (US-ASCII, UTF-8)
Text, XML
Acrobat PDF 
Rich Text HTML, 
Microsoft Word 
Microsoft Excel 
Microsoft PowerPoint 


MEPG3 / 4 audio
Windows Media Audio 

Step 11: Review Submission details, make any necessary changes. 

Step 12: Read the Distribution License - this is NOT a transfer of copyright.

Step 13: Accept the Distribution License

Step 14: Submission is complete. All submission are reviewed before is it publically accessible.

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