IST PubRep (ist.ac.at/pubrep) is the institutional repository containing scholarly papers, such as publications with a Creative Commons license, preprints, postprints, technical reports and dissertations in full text. In PubRep you will only find records, which were published under IST Austria affiliation. PubRep was implemented in 2011 and contains documents published since the founding of IST Austria in 2009.
Why archive in a repository?
Your work gains visibility, becomes available for everyone with online access, and promotes re-use and citation. PubRep also complies with the requirements of several funding bodies that mandate research output to be openly available. More information about funding stipulations is provided at the Open Access page of IST Austria.
In addition to publishing in an institutional repository it is also convenient to submit publications to subject repositories e.g. arXiv to gain more visibility.
Who is authorized to deposit?
As an IST Austria employee you can deposit your scholarly papers in PubRep and make them freely accessible. Even if you publish an article in a journal or conference following the classic subscription model, there is - in most cases - still a chance to make a copy of it freely available. You can find more information about publishers’ copyright policies and self-archiving on the platform SHERPA/RoMEO.
Open Access Search Engines
The content of PubRep is indexed in the following aggregators of open access collections:
BASE ((Bielefeld Academic Search Engine)) is a multi-disciplinary search engine to scholarly internet resources, created by Bielefeld University Library Germany. At the moment there are 80 million documents in a variety of languages and over 3.500 content sources from over 100 countries to search from. The user interface operates in German, English and Chinese.
OAIster is a union catalog of millions of records that was built at the University of Michigan and is provided by WorldCat. Harvesting from open access collections worldwide OAIster includes more than 30 million records representing digital resources from more than 1.500 contributors (libraries, archives, museums). The user interface is available in 13 different languages.
Google Scholar is a search engine that indexes the full text or metadata of scholarly literature covering fee based and freely accessible sources. A downside is that it is not possible to refine a search with Open or Free Access. While Google does not publish the size of Google Scholar's database, it is estimated to contain roughly 160 million documents. The user interface is provided in 40 different languages.