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Self-archive a full text version of your paper in Cristin

How to upload a full text version of your paper to ODA while registering in Cristin.

Simple guide

You must upload your scientific journal articles to Cristin.

  • Upload both the publisher's PDF version and the postprint version of the articles.
  • Everything you upload will be stored in a closed archive
  • OsloMet's university library checks the rights with the publisher before making the article available in OsloMet's open archive "Open Digital Archive", ODA.

If you need help, contact your Cristin Super user.

1. Log in to Cristin

Login happens through OsloMet Feide.

2. Find the desired research result

You may upload to the following categories:

3. Press "Submit Full Text Version of Document"

All documents must be submitted as PDF files.

We accept documents from 2003 onwards.

4. Before uploading

You must confirm that you have

  • the consent of your co-authors for the publication
  • read and accepted the licensing agreement.

You must also specify which version of the article you will upload:

We usually get permission to publish the postprint version. Feel free to upload both the postprint and the publisher's PDF.

  • Preprint: submitted script from the author (not to be used).
  • Postprint: accepted peer-reviewed version including he most resent corrections, often with the tables at the end.
  • Publisher's original version: published version with publisher's layout.

5. Upload

  • The screenshot shows which files are already uploaded, if any.
  • Press "Browse" to browse files on your local computer.
  • After selecting the correct file: press "start" to start uploading.
    • A separate screenshot will confirm that the upload is complete.
  • The document and its information will then be transferred to ODA.

Rights clearance

The university library at OsloMet contacts the publisher to check whether the document may be published.

The duration of this process varies from a few days to several weeks depending on the publisher.