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Author's Corner: Sharing your work

Writing, publishing and sharing resources for Fred Hutch authors.

Why share your work?

  • Provide access for your teaching responsibilities
  • Convenient, free access for your grant reviewers
  • Share your research with colleagues in limited access areas
  • Give your paper a permanent URL to be shared with your readers
  • The repository provides a place for papers outside the scope of the NIH mandate, whether by virtue of funding, acceptance date or document type.

What to share?

Click on the links below to see some examples of the types of things you can share

May I share?

When deciding how best to share your work, consider some of the following:

  • Does my copyright agreement allow me to share my work?
  • What kind of license governs my article?
  • What version of my paper can be posted?
  • Is there an embargo to be observed?

How to share your work?

Send the Library your manuscript to be included in our Institutional Repository or to be submitted to PubMed Central.

Authors@FHCRC is your library-hosted Institutional Repository.  We collect a variety of materials including journal articles, videos, image collections and dissertations, providing a permanent URL for your work.  Email us at have your work included in our Repository.  Or use our webform to upload manuscript files to be included.

PubMed Central

Once posted to PubMed Central, results of NIH-funded research become more prominent, integrated and accessible, making it easier for all scientists to pursue NIH’s research priority areas competitively. PubMed Central materials are integrated with large NIH research data bases such as Genbank and PubChem, which helps accelerate scientific discovery. Clinicians, patients, educators, and students can better reap the benefits of papers arising from NIH funding by accessing them on PubMed Central at no charge. Finally, the Policy allows NIH to monitor, mine, and develop its portfolio of taxpayer funded research more effectively, and archive its results in perpetuity.

Your personal or lab website

In some cases, the publishing agreement you sign allows for the posting of your article on an author or lab website.  For help in determining your ability to do this, contact your librarians.  We can review the copyright agreement and determine your posting right as an author.

Publish in an open access journal

When you publish in an open access journal, your final published article is automatically made freely available. Visit our Publishing Resources to see a list of OA sources

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