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eResearch, eTheses and eData repositories: Depositing in eResearch

Repositories for QMU research publications, data and theses.

To deposit your item


  • Forward your acceptance email and accepted manuscript to eResearch and we will deposit it for you, or:
  • Deposit your manuscript yourself following instructions in this guide.

Version to deposit

Most publishers will not let you deposit the final published version in a repository so before depositing, please ensure the version you are depositing is the accepted manuscript:

Accepted manuscript: Final version of the manuscript after formal peer-review but before being type-set by the publisher. It contains all revisions made during the peer-review process. (Open Access Button's Version Explainer)

If your item is to be published Gold Open Access - i.e. freely available on the publishers site, indefinitely, with a licence that permits sharing (usually a Creative Commons License), you can replace your accepted manuscript version with the final published version upon publication.

Checking publisher permissions

For a summary of publishers' open access archiving conditions for individual journals, you can use Jisc's Sherpa Romeo service.  Repository staff will double check publisher permissions and embargo periods for all submitted items to ensure your item is deposited accordingly.

Help us grow our eResearch collection

If you find a record for one of your items that has no file associated with it, please email your accepted manuscript to and we will attach the file.

When you notify us about your new research publications, please send your accepted manuscript to make it accessible to those who need it.

Questions, Comments and Feedback

If you are having problems that aren't covered by this guide, or have any questions or feedback, please get in touch at