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CRIS Guide in English: Self-archiving

Self-archiving is required by Tampere University

According to the Tampere University open science policy, self-archiving of research articles is required if the publisher's policy allows self-archiving. The most commonly allowed version for self-archiving is the author's last version of the article before the publisher's layout. This version is known as the post print, final draft or accepted manuscript.

Self-archived articles can be found in the university's institutional repositories:

By self-archiving your article will get a permanent web address (URN). 

For more information on our open science policy and OA support services, please see the Tampere higher education community Open Access guide.

Institutional repositories of Tampere Universities

Trepo TUTCRIS Theseus

Theses by Tampere University

Monographs and series by 
Tampere University

Self-archived articles 
by former UTA staff​

Open Access books by
Tampere University Press​

Self-archived articles by
former TUT staff

Theses by Tampere University of
Applied Sciences (TAMK) students​​

Self-archived articles by TAMK staff​

Creative Commons

The Tampere University library self-archives all Create Commons licensed articles to Trepo and TUTCRIS automatically.

Read more about Creative Commons licensing:

Self-archiving (SoleCRIS and Trepo)

The Tampere University library checks the self-archiving permissions for scientific journal articles and conference articles during SoleCRIS validations. If self-archiving is allowed, the library sends you a request to submit the post print/final draft/accepted manuscript version to the library for self-archiving. You can easily send your article by replying to our message. The library will self-archive your articles in Trepo.

You can also suggest articles for self-archiving by sending email to The library checks the permissions and self-archives the articles in Trepo if the publisher's policy allows self-archiving.

Self-archiving (TUTCRIS)

  1. Add the publication metadata to TUTCRIS or open an existing record.
  2. Read the publishing permission. By uploading a file, you indicate that you have read, understood and accepted the license terms and given your consent to online publication.
  3. To add the file, click Add electronic version (file, DOI or link)... and choose Upload an electronic version and add the PDF file. Please use an appropriate file name, for example the first words of the title of the article.
  4. If you are adding a journal article, the publisher’s copyright policy will be displayed on the template automatically. If you are adding a conference paper, the publisher’s policy will not be displayed automatically.
  5. Choose the document version:
    • Submitted manuscript (pre-print) = A version that has not undergone the peer review process yet.
    • Accepted author manuscript (post-print) = A version that has undergone the peer review process. The layout of this version has not yet been decided by the publisher. The final version submitted to the publisher by the author. Post-print is most often the version that publishers allow you to self-archive.
    • Final published version (Publisher’s version) = The final version of the article, including the publisher’s layout, which is published in a journal. Self-archiving a publisher's version is often not allowed, but some journals and publishers allow this as well.
  6. Choose the public access option:
    • Open = Full text accessible openly.
    • Embargoed = Full text accessible openly after the end of embargo.
    • Restricted = Full text not accessible in the public portal.
    • Closed = Full text not accessible in the public portal. Can only be seen by authors of the article and TUTCRIS editors in the backend.
  7. (Optional) If you know that the publication you are adding is licensed under a Creative Commons license, you can choose the correct license in License to document. Also, if you know a set statement should accompany the file, you can add it to Rights statement.

The library checks all licenses and rights statements before the file is made available on the public portal.

When you are finished, choose Create and then Save.

Publishing permission

By sending your publication to the library for self-archiving or to be published in the institutional repository of Tampere University, you accept the following conditions concerning your publication type: