Faculty & Staff

For faculty, researchers, and staff, cIRcle is happy to offer a mediated deposit service to upload content on your behalf. This includes file upload & description, metadata creation, and e-mail notification of your persistent URL.

Various types of material can be deposited to cIRcle, including but not limited to articles, conference papers, reports, presentations, datasets, and more.

If you would like to submit previously published content (such as an article in a journal), please confirm with your copyright transfer agreement/publisher policy to determine if an article can be deposited in an institutional repository.  If so, you must verify which version is permitted and if there are any embargo periods.

For journals, SHERPA/RoMEO can assist with permissions verification, though it’s best to confirm with the publisher’s policy directly.  There are generally three versions of an article:

  • Pre-print: The author’s originally submitted manuscript, prior to peer review and publication
  • Post-print: The author’s final manuscript of the publication, which is submitted to the publisher for publication. It contains all revisions made during the peer-review process, but not any layout or copy editing done by the publisher.
  • Publisher version: The final version of the work produced by the publisher.

Please see our Author’s Guide to Self-Archiving, Publication Versions, and Permissions, which provides greater detail and context about self-archiving.

If you have any questions, please contact cIRcle staff.

To proceed with submission to cIRcle, please indicate if you wish to deposit a small number of items of similar type (1-5 articles, for example), or a larger project with various content/file types:

Alternatively, if you would prefer to upload the content to cIRcle yourself, please contact cIRcle staff.