Repository Policies

Metadata Policy

for information describing items in the repository

  • Anyone may access the metadata free of charge.
  • 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.
  • The metadata must not be re-used in any medium for commercial purposes without formal permission.

Use Policy

for full-text and other full data items

  • Anyone may access full items free of charge.
  • Copies of full items generally can be 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, and the content is not changed in any way.
  • Full items must not be sold commercially in any format or medium without formal permission of the copyright holders.
  • By downloading material from IIASA PuRe, you agree to the following terms and conditions:

    By agreeing to this licence the author(s) or copyright owner grants to end-users of the work the following Creative Commons use licence:

    Attribution-NonCommercial (CC BY-NC)

    This license lets others remix, tweak, and build upon your work non-commercially, as long as they credit you and license their new creations under identical terms.

    You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use.
    You may not use the material for commercial purposes.
  • Please mention IIASA PURE as source when using items from this repository.

Content Policy

for types of document & datasets held

Respecting copyright and publisher’s regulations deposited items may include:

  • working papers, IIASA and other research reports, …
  • accepted versions (author's final peer-reviewed drafts)
  • published versions (publisher-created files)

PURE does not include magazine and newspaper contributions, newsletters, interviews, bulletins or book reviews. Translations, summaries or adaptations of the same text will be added/linked to the same entry. Only items where a IIASA affiliated researcher has received authorial credit will be added to the repository.

Items are individually tagged with:

  • their version type and date.
  • their peer-review status.
  • their publication status.

Submission Policy

concerning depositors, quality & copyright

  • Items may only be deposited by the IIASA Repository Manager or their delegated assistant(s).
  • The Repository Manager only vets items for the eligibility of authors/depositors, relevance of the scope of IIASA, valid layout & format, and the exclusion of spam
  • The validity and authenticity of the content of submissions is the sole responsibility of the author.
  • Items can be deposited at any time, but will not be made publicly visible unstil any publishers' or funders' embargo period has expired.
  • If IIASA PURE receives proof of copyright violation, the relevant item will be removed immediately.

Preservation Policy

  • Items will be retained indefinitely.
  • IIASA PURE will try to ensure continued readability and accessibility.
  • Items will be migrated to new file formats where necessary.
  • IIASA PURE regularly backs up its files according to current best practice.
  • Items may be removed at the request of the author/copyright holder, but this is strongly discouraged.
  • Acceptable reasons for withdrawal include:

  • Journal publishers' rules
  • Proven copyright violation or plagiarism
  • Legal requirements and proven violations
  • Falsified research
  • Withdrawn items are not deleted per se, but are removed from public view.
  • Withdrawn items' identifiers/URLs are retained indefinitely.
  • URLs will continue to point to 'tombstone' citations, to avoid broken links and to retain item histories.
  • Changes to deposited items are not permitted. If necessary, an updated version may be deposited.
  • Errata and corrigenda lists may be included with the original record if required.
  • There will be links between earlier and later versions, with the most recent version clearly identified.
  • In the event of the IIASA PuRe being closed down, the database will be transferred to another appropriate archive.