Institutional repositories are online publication platforms where students and scientists can publish their own scientific documents (mostly PhD theses, articles). This service is solely dedicated to university members and completely free of charge. After upload, all articles are online available worldwide and get stored in its long-term archives.
Uploading a preprint-version of a paper which has originally been published in a closed-access journal or with a closed-access publisher by depositing it, is called the green road to Open Access - also known as self-archiving or green OA.
IMPORTANT FOR THIRD-PARTY FUNDING
Document servers enable the universities scientists to publish their project-related work in Open Access and thus easily comply with the funding guidelines of the research funding organizations (e.g. DFG, BMBF).
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