ScholarWorks@UARK User Guides

Publishing Settings Explained

Your master's thesis or doctoral dissertation should be posted separately with ProQuest through the Graduate School. The publishing settings laid out below explain what you are selecting through ProQuest and how it will translate when added to ScholarWorks@UARK. These publishing settings range from the most open access option to the least open.

The author retains all other rights in the work, including without limitation, the right to copy and distribute the work.  Essentially, this non-exclusive license means that, unless the author has already granted copyright or other rights to another party, the author may publish, post, deposit, or otherwise use the work as he/she wishes.

Definitions

Open Access

Research offered to users worldwide for the purpose of furthering research, scholarship, and education.

Metadata

Information that you have provided about your thesis/dissertation that can be used for researchers to more easily find your paper. This includes the title, author and abstract.

Search engine access

An optional publishing setting, in the ProQuest database, that allows websites like Google, Bing and Yahoo to find the metadata for your paper. All metadata in ScholarWorks@UARK has search engine access.

Embargo

A publishing setting that allows you to prevent downloads of your paper for a limited time.

 

Publishing Settings

Publishing Settings in ProQuest translated to ScholarWorks@UARK

ProQuest Settings and Descriptions

ScholarWorks@UARK Translations

Open Access Publishing Plus – Search engine access to metadata, full paper is downloadable. (ProQuest charges a fee for this setting)

Search engine access to metadata, full paper is downloadable. (No charge)

Traditional Publishing – Search engine access to metadata can be selected, full paper is downloadable only from the ProQuest database.

Search engine access to metadata, full paper is downloadable. Can be a good alternative to ProQuest Open Access Plus.

Do not delay release – Search engine access to metadata can be selected, no embargo has been applied. Full paper will be available, in either Open access or Traditional above, immediately after ProQuest has added the information.

Search engine access to metadata, full paper is downloadable and will be available immediately after ScholarWorks@UARK has added the information.

Delay release – Embargo has been applied - Search engine access to metadata can be selected, metadata available through the ProQuest database, full paper is not available for download for a limited time.

Embargo has been applied - Search engine access to metadata, full paper is not available for download for a limited time.

If you wish to extend an embargo or impose an indefinite embargo (i.e., prevent viewing and downloads of your paper permanently), you will need to contact ProQuest directly disspub@proquest.com.

For an indefinite embargo:
ProQuest description: metadata is available through the ProQuest database, no search engine access to metadata, full paper is never available for download.  

ScholarWorks@UARK translation: No search engine access to metadata, full paper is never available for download.

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