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Parallel publishing in DiVA

Researchers at Örebro University are encouraged to publish their research findings so that they are open to read for all. This may be done either through original publishing in Open Access journals or through parallel publishing in DiVA.

What version should you choose?

Check the journal’s policy in Sherpa/Romeo.

Many publishers allow parallel publishing, also called Green Open Access, through self-archiving in an open-access repository. At Örebro University, this is done by uploading an unlocked/unencrypted PDF file at the same time as you register your publication in DiVA.

The document will become visible after a DiVA administrator from the library has approved it for publication and attached a cover page. If you would like to add a file later, you are welcome to send it to

Before you publish in DiVA, be sure to check the copyright of the publication, and what version of it that you are allowed to self-archive. Different publishers and journals have different policies for parallel publishing, and these can be rather difficult to keep track of. To help in this, there is the British SHERPA project, where you can check individual journals' policies in the SHERPA/Romeo registry.

The publication versions used in DiVA are:

  • Submitted – corresponds to pre-print, before peer-review. These can also be called manuscripts or working papers.
  • Accepted – corresponds to post-print, after peer-review, but without the typesetting of the journal. This version is the most common for parallel publishing.
  • Published – the final version as it is published in the journal