DSpace at AUS

About DSpace

DSpace is the Institutional Repository at the American University of Sharjah. We collect both student and faculty work and make it available online. Our collection includes Masters Theses, English 207 posters, SBA Working Paper Series, and a growing collection of faculty publications. DSpace provides long-term access to this material, making it easily discoverable to a global audience.

You can access DSpace at https://dspace.aus.edu

How to submit your publication to DSpace

In order to submit your papers to DSpace:

  1. Check SHERPA/RoMEO or the publisher’s website to verify which version of the paper you are legally able to upload.
  2. Log into DSpace
  3. Go to Self-submissions
  4. Click “Submit a new item to this collection”
  5. Follow the directions to complete your submission.
  6. A librarian will review your submission. We will contact you if we need further information.

If you have any questions about submitting your work to DSpace, simply contact your liaison librarian or email [email protected].

Why submit your publication to DSpace?

  • Most publishers allow you to publish a manuscript version of a paper or book chapter on an Institutional Repository
  • Make your work findable on Google & Google Scholar
  • Increase exposure to your research
  • Enhance your research impact
  • Easily link colleagues to your paper
  • Contribute to the growing body of research literature freely available online

What can you submit to DSpace

  • Journal articles
  • Book chapters
  • Conference presentations
  • Posters
  • Working papers

Copyright restrictions

Each publisher or journal has their own copyright restrictions that limit what you can put on an Institutional Repository. These are some terms you may come across:


Usually refers to the first draft of the article, before peer-review. Also called:

  • Preprint
  • Submitted Version
  • Author’s Original Manuscript (AOM)


The finished article, after peer-review. This is the version that is accepted for publication, but not the version that’s been type-set by the publisher. Also called:

  • Postprint
  • Accepted Manuscript (AM)
  • Accepted Version

Publisher’s version

This is the final published version. Also called:

  • Typeset version
  • Final PDF version
  • Published Journal Article
  • Final Version
  • Version of Record

Open Access (OA)

When publications are made freely available online to all at no cost and with limited restrictions with regards reuse. There are different terms used when discussing Open Access.

Open Access Journals
Journals that make all their content is published open access.

Paid Open Access
For an additional fee, some publishers will make an article open access. Details of this arrangement can vary from publisher to publisher.

Mandated Open Access
When a research funding organization makes it a condition of a grant that the research paper be placed on a repository for open access. If this is the case, the author should communicate this to the publisher before they submit the article to be published.

Gold Open Access
Refers to the final published version being freely and permanently open-access, immediately after publication

Green Open Access
Refers to the manuscript version (pre-print or post-print) being placed on a repository where it is freely accessible. This is the type of open access offered on DSpace.

Embargo periods
Some publishers enforce an embargo period before you can make your work available on an Institutional Repository. When we add your paper to DSpace, we can input the embargo date, and the paper will only become available on that date.

Useful Links for Policies on Copyright, Self-archiving, and Article Sharing


Look up publisher copyright & self-archiving policies.

How Can I Share It

Find relevant information and practical tools to ensure your articles can be shared with your colleagues quickly and easily.




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If you have any questions additional questions about copyright and DSpace, simply contact [email protected].

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