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Why Would I Want An Embargo for My Research?

Making your research openly available via ScholarsArchive@OSU provides you with greater exposure, and consequently, greater impact for your work. Most scholars and researchers want to allow the broadest reach to their work immediately. There are times, however, when you may wish to restrict access to your work. Examples include:

  • A funding body or contract restricts or forbids open access publication.
  • A publisher requires an embargo for a specific time period, usually 12 -24 months.
  • A researcher or research group intends to file a patent based on the data and/or research.


If necessary, ScholarsArchive@OSU staff can restrict access to your work. Please see "Embargo Types and Restrictions" for descriptions of embargo types available in ScholarsArchive@OSU. To request an embargo, please see "How to Request an Embargo."

Embargo Types and Restrictions

1. Open Access (No Embargo)

Item openly available to worldwide community
Metadata (author, title, abstract, etc.) openly available to worldwide community

2. OSU Community Embargo (Embargo Period: generally 6 mos. to 2 years)

Item openly available to OSU Community only
Metadata (author, title, abstract, etc.) openly available to worldwide community
Item openly available to worldwide community after embargo period expires

3. OSU Community Permanent Embargo* (Embargo Period: indefinite)

Item openly available to OSU Community only
Metadata (author, title, abstract, etc.) openly available to worldwide community
*Fine Arts students use this embargo

4. Repository Administrators Embargo (Embargo Period: dependent on situation)

Item completely hidden from everyone but ScholarsArchive@OSU Administrators
Metadata other than author and title (abstract, etc.) completely hidden from everyone but ScholarsArchive@OSU Administrators
Item and metadata openly available to worldwide community after embargo period expires

5. Repository Administrators Permanent Embargo (Embargo Period: indefinite)

Item completely hidden from everyone but ScholarsArchive@OSU Administrators
Metadata other than author and title (abstract, etc.) completely hidden from everyone but ScholarsArchive@OSU Administrators

How to Request an Embargo

Faculty

OSU Libraries and Press staff will place appropriate publisher embargoes on journal articles submitted to ScholarsArchive@OSU.

For additional embargo information contact Steve Van Tuyl: steve.vantuyl@oregonstate.ed or 737-3492.

Graduate Students

Patent and/or publication concerns may require graduate students to place an embargo on their thesis or dissertation. If you feel you have a legitimate reason to restrict access, for a limited time, to your work in ScholarsArchive@OSU, you should first consult with your major advisor. If you determine an embargo is warranted, decide which embargo listed above (and restriction length) best suits your needs. Then contact the appropriate person below:

Theses and Dissertations

Julie Kurtz, Thesis Editor
julie.kurtz@oregonstate.edu
541-737-1466

Capstone Research Projects

Steve Van Tuyl, Digital Repository Librarian
steve.vantuyl@oregonstate.edu
541-737-3492 

 

Undergraduate Students

Undergraduate students should first discuss the need for an embargo with their advisor. If you determine an embargo is warranted, decide which embargo listed above (and restriction length) best suits your needs. Then contact the appropriate person below:

University Honors College Theses

Tara Williams, Associate Dean
tara.williams@oregonstate.edu
541-737-6412


Bioresource Research Theses

Wanda Crannell, Bioresource Research Advisor
wanda.crannell@oregonstate.edu
541-737-2999


International Degree Theses

Nicholas Fleury, Head Advisor
nicholas.fleury@oregonstate.edu
541-737-6414


All Other Undergraduate Theses

Contact your department and/or thesis advisor


For all other embargo questions, please contact:

Steve Van Tuyl, Digital Repository Librarian
steve.vantuyl@oregonstate.edu
541-737-3492 



 

 

 

Creative Commons Licenses and Embargoes

DO NOT attach a Creative Commons license to your work if you plan to restrict access through an embargo in ScholarsArchive@OSU.

Anytime you attach a Creative Commons license (no matter which one) to your work, you're giving others permission to distribute it to anyone and in any manner they choose. Embargoing your work and restricting access to the OSU Community may prevent those outside the University from accessing the item in ScholarsArchive@OSU, but those inside the OSU community can download the file and attach it to an email, put it on a website, distribute it via social media, etc. The Creative Commons license can therefore inadvertently negate your intentions.