Maybe. It is sometimes possible that work published in a traditional (as opposed to open access) journal can be made openly available in a repository, even if the work is already published. This is called "green" open access. There are several issues to consider:
When your work is accepted by a journal, you and the publisher enter into a Publishing Agreement. Among the considerations of a publishing agreement are:
Once you have found the terms of your publishing agreement, consider the questions in the box below.
For copyright related information, be sure to visit the Copyright Office's page on Retaining Your Copyright.
These are the questions that must be answered before previously published work can be made open access:
So you should share your publication in at least one of the following ways, preferably both:
(For more details and other funders see the Tri-Agency and Other Publication Policies tab)
You are able to make your work Green Open Access? Great!
DalSpace is our institutional repository here at Dalhousie that will ensure long term accessibility of your work in compliance with funder mandates. You can deposit your work in DalSpace at anytime regardless of journal required embargos - there's no need to wait. Just let us know the embargo period and we will establish an automatic future release date that matches your requirements. For information on how to submit you work, see the DalSpace tab for more information and instructions.