Metadata Policy for information describing items in the repository
- Access to some or all of the metadata is controlled.
- No metadata re-use policy defined. Assume no rights at all have been granted.
Data Policy for full-text and other full data items
- Access to some or all full items is controlled.
- Single copies of full items can be:
- reproduced, displayed or performed, and given to third parties
- for personal research or study, educational, or not-for-profit purposes without prior permission or charge.
- the authors, title and full bibliographic details are given
- a hyperlink and/or URL are given for the original metadata page
- the original copyright statement is given
- the original rights permission statement is given
- the content is not changed in any way
- Full items must not be harvested by robots except transiently for full-text indexing or citation analysis
- Full items must not be sold commercially in any format or medium without formal permission of the copyright holders.
- This repository is not the publisher; it is merely the online archive.
Content Policy for types of document & data set held
- This is a multi-institution subject-based repository.
- Subject Specialities:
- Science General
- Agriculture, Food and Veterinary
- Biology and Biochemistry
- Chemistry and Chemical Technology
- Earth and Planetary Sciences
- Ecology and Environment
- Mathematics and Statistics
- Physics and Astronomy
- Health and Medicine
- Technology General
- Library and Information Science
- Civil Engineering
- Management and Planning
- Computers and IT
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering and Materials
- Open Access Repository of Indian Theses is restricted to:Theses and dissertations
- Deposited items may include:
- submitted versions (as sent to journals for peer-review)
- accepted versions (author's final peer-reviewed drafts)
- published versions (publisher-created files)
- Principal Languages: English
Submission Policy concerning depositors, quality & copyright
- Items may only be deposited by accredited members of the institution
- Authors may only submit their own work for archiving.
- The administrator only vets items for the eligibility of authors/depositors, relevance to the scope of Open Access Repository of Indian Theses, valid layout & format, and the exclusion of spam
- The validity and authenticity of the content of submissions is the sole responsibility of the depositor.
- No embargo policy defined.
- Any copyright violations are entirely the responsibility of the authors/depositors.
- If Open Access Repository of Indian Theses receives proof of copyright violation, the relevant item will be removed immediately.
- Items will be retained indefinitely.
- Open Access Repository of Indian Theses will try to ensure continued readability and accessibility.
- It may not be possible to guarantee the readability of some unusual file formats.
- Open Access Repository of Indian Theses is working with external partners to develop and implement software emulations for old file formats
- Open Access Repository of Indian Theses regularly backs up its files according to current best practice.
- Items may be removed at the request of the author/copyright holder, but this is strongly discouraged.
- Acceptable reasons for withdrawal include:
- Journal publishers' rules
- Proven copyright violation or plagiarism
- Legal requirements and proven violations
- National Security
- Falsified research
- Withdrawn items are not deleted per se, but are removed from public view.
- Withdrawn items' identifiers/URLs are retained indefinitely.
- URLs will continue to point to 'tombstone' citations, to avoid broken links and to retain item histories.
- The metadata of withdrawn items will not be searchable.
- Changes to deposited items are not permitted.
- Errata and corrigenda lists may be included with the original record if required.
- If necessary, an updated version may be deposited.
- The earlier version may be withdrawn from public view.
- In the event of Open Access Repository of Indian Theses being closed down, the database will be transferred to another appropriate archive.