What is OATAO?
OATAO (Open Archive Toulouse) is a Université Fédérale Midi-Pyrénées project.
This institutional open access repository has been designed and is managed by documentation professionals from several institutions which are members of the University of Toulouse:
This open access repository aims at:
It can also be of great value to :
Who can submit documents on OATAO?
The staff working at INPT, ENVT, ISAE-SUPAERO and ENFA are entitled to do so.
Your library is also available to answer your queries and guide you in the process.
You are willing to save some documents in OATAO but you do not belong to the above-mentioned institutions, please contact: email@example.com
Which documents are you entitled to submit?
Can I save my publications in an institutional repository?
Am I allowed to save my own publications in an institutional archiving system? All researchers are entitled to save their publications in an institutional repository, regardless of the dissemination rights requested by the publisher.
The law dated 07/10/2016, i.e loi pour une République Numérique, reads as follows:
Consequently, whatever the type of contract with the publisher, you can save in an open archive the version that has been accepted as soon as it is published. The provisions of the French law above-mentioned apply to all the publishers, including publishers abroad.
Once the document has been saved in the open archive, the legal prerequisites for circulation are checked by the librarians via the Sherpa-Romeo site or directly with the publishers.
Should a publisher refuse the immediate circulation of a publication and keep it under embargo, OATAO cannot authorize direct access to the document that has been saved ; only the bibliographic data and the abstract remain accessible. According to the provisions of the loi pour une République Numérique, the restricted access period is limited to six (6) months max. from the date of publication by the publisher.
Anyone willing to consult a publication kept in restricted access can ask the author for a copy of the document for private use or research work. The application is to be made directly with the author via an anonymous dialogue box.
When the document is no longer under embargo, it can be consulted in OATAO without any restriction. Yet, if the publisher does not allow its circulation, the document will be kept in restricted access.
Moreover, when signing the publishing contract, you can claim the right for submission to an institutional open archive.
The SPARC Author Addendum that can be downloaded here is a legal instrument entitling you to keep the key rights to your document(s). It is a free resource developed by SPARC (Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition) in partnership with Creative Commons and Science Commons which are non-profit organizations offering a wide portfolio of copyright options to authors.
SPARC (Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition) is a coalition of academic and research libraries aimed at promoting the open sharing of research outputs with a view to enable access to knowledge, accelerating discovery in research and education and fostering the emergence of alternative publication models.
Do my co-authors have to give their approval before I can submit a document?
The answer is YES. Copyrights apply to all the co-authors of a publication who have signed the copyright assignment transfer contract to the publisher.
The information concerning the access policy and the re-use of the documents added to OATAO ePrints can be consulted herein.
Transfer to HAL
When adding documents to the OATAO repository, you can choose to transfer them or not to the multi-disciplinary HAL open access archive.
Only the papers and conference or workshops items that have been submitted to and validated by a review committee can be transfered to HAL.
After the transfer, the OATAO managers can only modify the metadata.
Are there any available statistics concerning my publications?
By clicking on Statistics on the home page banner, you can:
Altmetric statistics: display in the lower part of the metadata page of some articles.
Display of the number of social media citations: Mendeley, Tweeter, Facebook, Google+,... Introduction to Altmetric indicators
Do not hesitate to contact your library for any additional information and query or send a mail.