Copying when publishing in DiVA

DiVA is the University’s platform for electronic publishing and registration of publications. As a researcher, if you want to make your publications available in DiVA, you have to retain your copyright and not transfer it to the publisher, or you need permission from the publisher for self-archiving in an open archive. To publish a full text document in DiVA, you must accept DiVA’s publication conditions.

Material published within Uppsala University can normally be published in DiVA, if no special agreement prohibiting this has been signed. For certain series, such as the Acta series, there may be special agreements.

For material published elsewhere, the author(s) may have limited/relinquished their rights in an agreement with the publisher. Books, articles and similar material require permission from the publisher. Read more under Self-archiving in DiVA.

Images and copyright

You must obtain permission from the copyright holder to use pictures, charts and other images that are not your own. This also applies when publishing in DiVA.

BUS (Bildupphovsrätt i Sverige) represents thousands of Swedish and international artists. If you want to use an image one any of these artists, please contact BUS. You can also contact the author, publisher or editor directly. Describe the context in which you want to use the image and where it will be published.

If you do not obtain permission, you can omit the image in the electronic edition and replace it with an explanatory text such as “The image has been removed from the electronic edition for copyright reasons”.

Students in art history should contact the Department of Art History for more information.

Other conditions apply when using Creative Commons/Public domain images. Read more below.

Publishing works from the Library's collections

Uppsala University Library does not have the rights to the works in its collections, nor does it claim copyrights for the copies produced by the library.

You must find out what applies for the material you want to publish. If the copyright holder is alive, you need permission to publish from the copyright holder or his or her survivors. When publishing, always list the author’s name.

Creative Commons

If you want to let others use your publication without first having to ask you for permission first, you can assign the work a Creative Commons License. Creative Commons Licenses may only be used if you own all rights to a work or if you agree with your co-creator to use the license in question.

These licenses are based on four conditions: attribution, non-commercial, no derivative works and share-alike. The conditions state how the work may be distributed and reused by others.

  • Attribution means that the author is to be given credit when the work is used or distributed or when a derivative work is created. This condition is found in all CC licenses and is abbreviated BY.
  • Non-commercial means that you do not allow commercial use of the work. The condition is abbreviated NC (non-commercial).
  • No Derivative Works means you do not allow anyone to adapt your work. The condition is abbreviated ND (no derivative).
  • Share-alike means that you allow others to adapt or build on your work. However, if the work is being adapted and the person who adapted the work wishes to distribute the adaptation, they must do so under the same license.

To assign a CC license to your published work, you can either enter “CC BY 4.0” in the text’s bibliographic information, or follow the instructions on the Creative Commons website to include HTML code in the work. This will automatically generate a “Some Rights Reserved” button and a text that explains that a Creative Commons license applies to your work.​

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Last modified: 2022-07-21