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UWC Research Repository (IR)

The University of Western Cape's Research Repository was established in 2010 to provide online access to UWC research output.

Steps on how to deposit your publications

Register at and you will receive an email by the Repository staff once you have been set up to submit to a particular collection. You will be given rights to deposist to the collection of your department, unit or project.

Next step is Start a new submission.

Step 1: Initial questions about publication

You are asked to indicate responses to two options.

The first asks whether the item you are depositing has been published or publicly distributed before

The second asks about the peer review status of the work you are submitting.

Step 4: Upload a file

Browse your computer for the file you want to attach. Repository staff will convert Microsoft Word files to pdf after submission.

You have the option to upload other associated files, eg data files. State the relationship of the files in the Description field.

Step 6: Grant License

Read through the deposit licence and click on “I grant licence” if you agree to the terms.

Unpublished items: You hold copyright and should feel free to grant licence.

Published items: Once the Library has cleared copyright permissions and advised on which version may be deposited, you may confidently grant the licence.

You may also consult the Sherpa Romeo database of publisher policies (search by journal title or publisher).


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