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,
    • Faculty of Science Repository is mentioned as the source of information.
  3. The metadata must not be re-used in any medium for commercial purposes without formal permission.

Data Policy

for full-text and other full data items:
  1. Access to some or all full items is controlled.
  2. Single copies of full items can be:
    • reproduced or displayed in any format or medium
    • for personal research or study, educational, or not-for-profit purposes without prior permission or charge.
    provided:
    • the authors, title and full bibliographic details are given
    • a hyperlink and/or URL are given for the original metadata page
    • the content is not changed in any way
  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 Faculty of Science Repository is appreciated but not mandatory.

Content Policy

for types of document & data set held:
  1. This is an institutional repository.
  2. Subject Specialities:
    • Multidisciplinary
    • Science General
    • Biology and Biochemistry
    • Chemistry and Chemical Technology
    • Earth and Planetary Sciences
    • Ecology and Environment
    • Mathematics and Statistics
    • Physics and Astronomy
    • Health and Medicine
    • Education
    • Technology General
    • Library and Information Science
    • Computers and IT
    • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
    • Mechanical Engineering and Materials
    • Philosophy of science
  3. Faculty of Science Repository holds all types of materials.
  4. Deposited items may include:
    • working drafts
    • submitted versions (as sent to journals for peer-review)
    • accepted versions (author's final peer-reviewed drafts)
    • published versions (publisher-created files)
  5. Items are individually tagged with:
    • their version type and date.
    • their peer-review status.
    • their publication status.
  6. Principal Languages: Croatian; English

Submission Policy

concerning depositors, quality & copyright:
  1. Items may only be deposited by authorized personnel.
  2. Authors may only submit their own work for archiving.
  3. No moderation policy defined. Assume nothing has been vetted.
  4. The validity and authenticity of the content of submissions is checked by internal subject specialists.
  5. Items can be deposited at any time, but will not be made publicly visible until any publishers' or funders' embargo period has expired.
  6. Any copyright violations are entirely the responsibility of the authors.
  7. If Faculty of Science Repository receives proof of copyright violation, the relevant item will be removed immediately.

Preservation Policy

  1. Items will be retained indefinitely.
  2. Faculty of Science Repository will try to ensure continued readability and accessibility.
  3. Faculty of Science Repository regularly backs up its files according to current best practice.
  4. Items may be removed at the request of the author/copyright holder.
  5. Acceptable reasons for withdrawal include:
    • Journal publishers' rules
    • Proven copyright violation or plagiarism
    • Legal requirements and proven violations
  6. No deletion method for withdrawn items defined.
  7. No closure policy defined.