Kobe University Open Access Policy

Kobe University adopted its Open Access Policy in 10 January 2017, aiming to contribute to the advancement of the academic research as well as realizing the expansion of its presence by wholly collecting and disseminating its research results in Kobe University Repository.

Kobe University Open Access Policy(PDF 147KB)

How to deposit

As for the scholarly articles published on and after 1 February 2017, please send us an e-mail to notify the articles’ information.

  • Please send an e-mail to us copying the form below.
  •   *Please obtain permission from co-authors about this.
       Please use the email template.(Japanese/English)(WORD 14KB)
      *If you already know if the publisher permits this or not, please notify us.

    Subject:OA policy_article information

    Below is the article information to make publicly available via Kernel based on Kobe University Open Access Policy.

    Article title:
    Journal title:
    Publication year:

  • Library staff will make sure if the publisher permits to deposit the manuscript in a repository and make it publicly available. If permitted, we will acquire manuscripts and proceed with depositing the manuscript and send you an e-mail to notify you of this.
  • We will make links from each article information in KUID to the same article in Kernel so that users can access to the full text. Please also input article information into KUID beforehand.
  • Kernel (Kobe University Repository)


    If you have any questions, please see also “FAQ for Kobe University Repository Kernel“.

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