Repository Policies

Metadata Policy

for information describing items in the repository
  1. Anyone may access the metadata free of charge.
  2. The metadata may be re-used in any medium without prior permission for not-for-profit purposes provided:
    • the OAI Identifier or a link to the original metadata record are given
    • FellowsPublications@IndianAcademyofSciences is mentioned

Data Policy

for full-text and other full data items
  1. Anyone may access full items free of charge.
  2. Single copies of full items can be:
    • displayed or performed in any format or medium
    • for personal research or study, educational, or not-for-profit purposes without prior permission or charge.
    • the authors, title and full bibliographic details are given
    • a hyperlink and/or URL are given for the original metadata page
  3. Full items must not be sold commercially in any format or medium without formal permission of the copyright holders.
  4. Some full items are individually tagged with different rights permissions and conditions.
  5. This repository is not the publisher; it is merely the online archive.
  6. Mention of FellowsPublications@IndianAcademyofSciences is appreciated but not mandatory.

Content Policy

for types of document & data set held
  1. This is an institutional or departmental repository.
  2. FellowsPublications@IndianAcademyofSciences is restricted to:Journal articles
  3. Deposited items may include:
    • accepted versions (author's final peer-reviewed drafts)
    • published versions (publisher-created files)
  4. Items are individually tagged with their publication status.
  5. Principal Languages: English

Submission Policy

concerning depositors, quality & copyright
  1. Items may only be deposited by academic staff of the institution
  2. Authors may only submit their own work for archiving.
  3. Eligible depositors must deposit bibliographic metadata for all their publications.
  4. Eligible depositors must deposit full texts of all their publications, although they may delay making them publicly visible to comply with publishers' embargos.
  5. The administrator only vets items for the eligibility of authors/depositors
  6. The validity and authenticity of the content of submissions is checked by internal subject specialists.
  7. No embargo policy defined.
  8. If FellowsPublications@IndianAcademyofSciences receives proof of copyright violation, the relevant item will be removed immediately.

Preservation Policy

  1. Items will be retained indefinitely.
  2. FellowsPublications@IndianAcademyofSciences will try to ensure continued readability and accessibility.
  3. FellowsPublications@IndianAcademyofSciences is working with external partners to:
    • convert or migrate file formats
    • develop and implement software emulations for old file formats
    • record preservation metadata
    • backup items in external archives
  4. FellowsPublications@IndianAcademyofSciences regularly backs up its files according to current best practice.
  5. The original bit stream is retained for all items, in addition to any upgraded formats.
  6. Items may be removed at the request of the author/copyright holder, but this is strongly discouraged.
  7. Acceptable reasons for withdrawal include:
    • Journal publishers' rules
    • Proven copyright violation or plagiarism
  8. Withdrawn items are deleted entirely from the database.
  9. Withdrawn items' identifiers/URLs are retained indefinitely.
  10. The metadata of withdrawn items will not be searchable.
  11. If necessary, an updated version may be deposited.
    • The earlier version may be withdrawn from public view.
  12. No closure policy defined.