It depends. Some publishers will not accept material that has been made available elsewhere - even if it has not been formally published. This is changing, but we do recommend checking with potential publishers to ensure that you can safely submit your work, for example, into TSW. The Sherpa list of Publisher Copyright Policies and Self-Archiving is the most definitive list of publisher policies at this current time.
The administrators for Texas ScholarWorks may upload UT Austin authored content that is free of any copyright restrictions that would limit distribution. These are usually open access publications that are published with a CC-BY (Creative Commons Attribution) license or are from publishers that allow PDF versions of their articles to be posted in institutional repositories or are items that are in the public domain. Since TSW was established to provide open, online access to the scholarship of the university, we add those articles works to Texas ScholarWorks. If you have questions or concerns about your work, please contact the Repository Curator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Texas ScholarWorks was established to provide open access to the digital works of the University; however, in exceptional cases access restrictions may be warranted. Concerns about access restrictions should be discussed with the Repository Curator before submission of a work occurs. Please contact email@example.com with questions or concerns about restricting access to a work.
Access to electronic theses and dissertations are open in accordance with the policies of the Office of Graduate Studies; see FAQ #38"I've found my ETD in the repository and I don't think it should be there. What do I do?" for more information.
Can I make changes to an item once I've submitted it to Texas ScholarWorks?
TSW does not support revisions or editing of works once they are in the repository. However, you may make separate submission of different versions of a work (e.g., submitting both a preprint and a postprint). If you need to make changes to the descriptive information about your work (the metadata), just contact the Repository Curator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Revisions to electronic theses or dissertations are not accepted; see FAQ #39"I've found my ETD in the repository and I'd like to amend it".
Can items be withdrawn from Texas ScholarWorks?
Under special circumstances, items may be withdrawn from TSW. Please see the Withdrawal section of the Submission and Withdrawal Policy for more information.
Access to electronic theses and dissertations are open in accordance with the policies of the the Office of Graduate Studies; see FAQ #38"I've found my ETD in the repository and I don't think it should be there. What do I do?" for more information.
What privacy policies are in place for Texas ScholarWorks?