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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

1. What is PeFprints?

PeFprints is an institutional repository comprised of University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Education intellectual output. PeFprints serves to manage, preserve and make available the academic work of the faculty and graduate students.

Galerija PeFprints is an unique Arts Pedagogy Departments` online gallery featuring the art work of professors and students.

Adaptation for PeFprints: Miha Peternel (UL FRI) and Sebastjan Valand (UL PeF).

Layout design: Roman Ražman

2. What are advantages of using PeFprints and the benefits for researchers of depositing in PeFprints?

By submitting peer reviewed copies of your papers and other materials to PeFprints, you will be making your work available to the global scholarly community. The benefits are:

  • Wider access: Wider academic community will be able to find, use, and track your research effectively.
  • Enhanced research impact: Wider access often leads to an increase in citations as papers in PeFprints repository are freely available for other researchers to consult and cite.
  • Preservation: Your research papers are preserved. PeFprints is offering a safe back-up in case your copy is lost or corrupted.
  • Funding body compliance: Research funding agencies are adopting the principle that the outputs of the research that they fund should be openly available to the public, and they are increasingly supportive of repositories like PeFprints.
  • Enhanced faculty reputation: Raisis the research profile of the University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Education.
  • Statistics: Statistics for PeFprints site, for a single author, for individual PeFprints are available on our statistics page.

3. Who is eligible to deposit documents in PeFprints?

University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Education staff may deposit materials in PeFprints.

4. What about copyright?

Authors are increasingly scrutinising copyright transfer agreements and choosing to retain copyright of their work. It is now common for authors to license the publisher to publish their work, rather than signing away their copyright. Find out your publisher`s position using the SHERPA/RoMEO website or by checking the agreement you signed.

5. What is selfarchiving?

To self-archive is to deposit a digital document in a digital repository. The purpose of self-archiving is to make the research output of scholars/scientists and their institutions visible, accessible and searchable by any potential user with access to the Internet.

Items may only be deposited by authors employed at University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Education. Authors/depositors may only submit their own work for archiving. The validity and authenticity of the content of submissions is the sole responsibility of the depositors. Items may not be deposited until any publishers` embargo period has expired. Any copyright violations are entirely the responsibility of the authors/depositors. If PeFprints receives proof of copyright violation, the relevant item will be removed immediately.

6. How do I selfarchive?

There are full instructions on the PeFprints service.

7. What can I deposit?

The following types of items can be deposited in this repository:

  • Thesis
  • Article
  • Monograph section
  • Monograph
  • Conference or workshop item
  • Patent
  • Artefact
  • Show /Exhibition
  • Composition
  • Performance
  • Image
  • Video
  • Audio
  • Dataset
  • Experiment
  • Teaching resource
  • Other

8. If I deposit my full text, is my work at risk of plagiarism?

Whilst items made available on Open Acces are certainly plagiarizable resources, the increased visibility of any text supports the ready detection of plagiarism. It is much easier to detect plagiarism in an on-line environment than in paper-only world.

9. Can I ask someone else to deposit documents to PeFprints?

Yes, library staff can deposit your documents on your behalf. To have your work deposited by proxy, please print out the PeFprints Deposit Agreement, complete, sign and return it to the library.

10. What if my papers are already available on another website?

There is no need to remove your work from websites where it may already be available. However, the permanence of your work cannot be guaranteed on websites over which you have no control: sites may change servers, journals may cease publication, websites may simply disappear. If you wish, you can include links to other websites from papers that you deposit in PeFprints.

Adding your papers to PeFprints provides addittional access point to your research material and garantees the preservation of your work by providing secure storage with permanent URL.

11. How can I get further help and advice?

If you need further information or training on how to use PeFprints or deposit an item , please contact pefprints@pef.uni-lj.si.