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Submission Policy

The purpose of the Open Access: Agricultural Research Repository is to make full text agricultural research documents visible, accessible, searchable, and useable by any potential user with access to the Internet. Searching and archiving in Open Access: Agricultural Research Repository are totally free for any user. The only requirement is that authors wishing to submit a document need to register in the system. Librarians, libraries, research institutes, organizations, and individual researchers involved in Research and related fields are encouraged to make use of and contribute to the archive.

The Open Access: Agricultural Research Repository accepts any scientific or technical document, published or unpublished, in any discipline of agriculture and related application activities. The criteria for acceptance is that the papers are relevant to research in agricultural fields and that they have the form of a finished document that is ready to be entered into a process of communication. Publications may include: preprints (pre-refereed journal paper), postprints (refereed journal paper), conference papers, presentations, books, book chapters, technical reports/departmental working papers, thesis, newspaper and magazine articles.

Submitted documents will be placed into the submission buffer, where they may be approved by the Open Access: Agricultural Research Repository Staff, rejected, or returned to the author for modifications in the metadata or if there are problems with the electronic file. Open Access: Agricultural Research Repository coordinators control the metadata quality of the document and are allowed to make changes if the metadata are incorrect. Two business days is the allowable time period between when a paper is deposited to Open Access: Agricultural Research Repository and when it becomes accessible to other users.

Authors submitting documents are responsible for confirming there aren't any restrictions on the electronic distribution of the submitted document. Copyright issues will be the author's responsibility. Open Access: Agricultural Research Repository is not responsible for contents submitted by the authors.