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.

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.

Indefinite embargo: A publishing setting that allows you to prevent downloads of your paper indefinitely. 

Publishing Settings:

ProQuest

ScholarWorks@UARK

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.

Never available – indefinite embargo has been applied - metadata is available through the ProQuest database, no search engine access to metadata, full paper is never available for download.  

Indefinite embargo has been applied - No search engine access to metadata, full paper is never available for download.

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.

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