Publish in the UOC's O2 repository

Publish the scientific output or doctoral thesis produced by you at the UOC as open access, and discover all the benefits of sharing your knowledge in this way. If you have any questions, you can contact us using the form for this service.

Publish your scientific output

To disseminate your scientific output on O2, the UOC's institutional repository, you must first enter your publications on GIR, the Researchers' Portal. If you're not quite sure what to do, follow the instructions below.

The service is aimed at doctoral candidates, researchers (management profile) and teaching staff.

Make your request

We are committed to open-access publishing. We provide access to scientific publications, doctoral theses, academic journals and contents on O2, the UOC's Repository.

How it works?

  1. Publish content

    You can deposit your publications on O2, the UOC's institutional repository, through GIR, the Researchers' Portal. See the guide on depositing research materials

  2. Select your chosen publishing licence

    Decide under which Creative Commons licence you would like to publish your content and how readers should be allowed to use your work. You will always keep your intellectual property rights. See the information on licensing

  3. Ask us

    If you have any questions, fill in the form for the service, providing as much detail of your query as possible.

Once you have uploaded your publications to the Researchers' Portal, before depositing them on O2, the UOC's institutional repository, you must decide what Creative Commons licence to apply to the content and how readers will be allowed to use it. You will always keep your intellectual property rights. For more information on Creative Commons licences, see the following information graphic:

Frequently Asked Questions

Any type of document created as part of your research at the UOC, such as papers, preprints, postprints, communications, conference documents or reviews.

  • Increased visibility for scientific literature.
  • More impact of publications: increase in the number of author and publication citations.
  • The ability to access documents forever.
  • Open-access content can be easily retrieved. Guaranteed preservation of research results.
  • Increased visibility of institutions.

No: once the record has been published in the repository, you as a user cannot make any changes to the information or documents.

When an author signs a contract with a publishing house, the exploitation rights (reproduction and distribution) over the work are often assigned on an exclusive basis, which means that, without the permission of the publisher, the authors cannot disseminate the work through any other channel. You must always check the journal's publishing policy to find out which version of the paper you can reuse. To find out the publishing policy of the journal where you have published your paper, see Sherpa/Romeo.

Many publishing policies allow you to publish at least the preprint.

  • Preliminary version or preprint: This is the manuscript sent to the publisher for review, before the peer review process.
  • Reviewed preliminary version or postprint: This is the version accepted by the publisher (after the peer review process and corrections).
  • Published version: This is the publisher's final version, the one that will be available in the journal (offline/online).