Publishing in an Open Access Journal is one way of providing people with freely available access to your research. Another way you can make your content openly available is via Institutional or Subject Repositories. These repositories house, preserve, make accessible and license content held within them. They are also known for providing usage data and access to files.
Before putting a published work into a repository, first ensure that you can do so legally by (a) consulting SHERPA RoMEO to Learn about specific publisher policies related to self-archiving or (b) guaranteeing your right to self-archive by using an Author Addendums when signing a publishing contract (These addendums are used to modify publishing contracts and grant you the right to self archive.)
After checking on your right to self-archive, next choose a relevant repository. Brandon University has an Institutional Repository known as IRBU that accepts content.
There are also many subject repositories.
Lists repositories by discipline. Includes links to some International ones where English may not be the first language.
Lists repositories and has information about each including statistical deposit activity.
Repository for Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Quantitative Biology
Repository for biology, life sciences.
High Energy Physics
Repository for Cognitive Science, Psychology, Neuroscience, Computer Science, Neurology, Biology
Data Repository for all disciplines
Scholarly commons to connect entire research cycle. Include General Repository for all disciplines
Biology, Life, Medical and Computer Science
Repository for Philosophy Papers
Repository for Research into the Philosophy of Science
Major Medical Repository hosted by the National Institute of Health's National Library of Medicine
Major Economics repository with links to papers, and other information Economists wish to share.
Social Sciences Repository that includes listings by discipline
General Repository for all disciplines. Can be used to solicit feedback, revise work and assign a Digital Object Identifier (DOI) to the final work.
Accepts any file format from all disciplines. Provides DOI, supports harvesting of content via OAI-PMH, enables researchers to build their own collections. Builts on CERN and OpenAIRE, materials are archived on the CERN Document Server and enables researcher in Europe to report research funded by OpenAIRE. OIn future grants support will be extended elsewhere.