Q. Why aren’t all of my papers in the repository?
While posting all of your papers was our goal, we were limited by publisher policies and the contracts you signed with the publisher. Some publishers allow repositories to deposit the final published version, but others only allow them to deposit a pre-final version, such as a preprint or postprint. Book publishers are generally less willing than journal publishers to have works deposited in repositories. Broadly speaking, we are able to automatically upload approximately 25% of a faculty member’s CV, but if we have access to preprints/postprints, we can deposit upwards of 85% or more of a CV. The more preprints/postprints that we were able to find, the more works we are able to deposit to the repository. We encourage all authors to retain their preprints and postprints when they publish. To learn more about the different versions of a scholarly paper, check out our FAQs.