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The main regulations of Vytautas Magnus University e-Publication Repository

  1. Vytautas Magnus University e-Publication Repository (hereinafter VMU ePub) is being created while implementing University’s strategic objectives for 2012-2020: to develop the internationality of scientific activities by internationally disseminating scientific and practical results, to improve the quality of studies and to ensure favourable conditions for pedagogical, scientific and artistic activities by creating a modern and attractive infrastructure.
  2. University creates VMU ePub supporting Open Access policy and seeking the following aims:
    1. To enable the possibility to access freely in accordance with copyright the results of scientific research of the University which were financed from state funds.
    2. To accumulate full-text scientific research production taking into account copyrights and ensure the visibility, effective use, citation of the publications of University scientists.
    3. To create assumptions for high quality search in sparse electronic resources including full-text.
    4. To save funds necessary for printing publications and to make it possible for the users to read them at a convenient time and place.
    5. To ensure permanent URL’s of e-documents guaranteeing permanent links to submitted documents and long term storage of the documents.
  3. VMU ePub is the infrastructure of services and means designed to accumulate, manage, access, dissemination and long time preservation of scientific e. publications of University’s community.
  4. VMU ePub is the part of the Information System of Lithuanian Science and Study Electronic Documents (eLABa), the regulations of it were established in “The order of submission of Vytautas Magnus University study and science electronic documents to the System of Lithuanian Science and Study Electronic Documents (eLABa)” approved on 27 May 2009 by the Order of University’s Rector No. 336a and “The regulations of the Information System of Vytautas Magnus University master final works, doctoral dissertations and their summaries electronic (ETD) documents” approved on 27 June 2007 by the Order of University’s Rector No. 618.
  5. VMU ePub authors can choose one of terms of access to e-publication:
    1. accessible freely in the internet;
    2. accessible in University’s intranet only (period is indicated *);
    3. accessible for registered users only (period is indicated *);
    4. inaccessible for the users (period is indicated *).
  6. VMU e-publications can be used for scientific, study and self-education purposes only; the author of the publication must be indicated and it must conform to the citation rules.
  7. The full-text documents of all types of publications accumulated in University’s scientific publications database (published in the University and beyond) as it is indicated in “The description of Vytautas Magnus University publication database formation and use” approved on 4 June 2012 by the Order of University’s Rector No. 302a are accumulated in VMU ePub. Permanent URL of the publication is ensured in the scientific publications catalogue of the University.
  8. University concludes license agreements with authors of e-publications, ETD works and editorial boards regarding their work archiving in VMU ePub.
  9. University encourages authors while giving publishing rights of their works to publishers under license agreements to keep the right to archive the copy of publication in VMU ePub or in addition to standard publisher agreement to attach Addendum to publication agreement worked out by Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition, SPARC guaranteeing the right to archive a copy of publication in VMU ePub.
  10. University library consults and helps authors on archiving in VMU ePub publications, the economic rights of which were transferred to the third persons.
  11. More information about VMU ePub regulations you can find in the library website.

* After the term expires and author does not renew the license agreement publication access terms changes to 5.1. “accessible freely in the internet”.