Submitting content

  • What type of content should we be submitting?

    The repository includes journal articles, technical reports, conference papers, data sets, multi-media files, theses and dissertations.

  • Why should we submit our work to KAUST?

    Research has shown that work openly available can gain more citations than research published in journals that limit access through paid subscriptions. That means increased exposure to your work and all the benefits that come with it. KAUST also has an Open Access Policy that requires articles by KAUST authors to be deposited in the repository.

  • How do we submit?

    All KAUST staff, students and faculty can log in and submit to the research community's collections. Just click on the "Submit an Item" link, log in, and follow the submission steps. You can also submit by sending a file by e-mail to If you have already deposited an item in a preprint server such as Arxiv, or in another repository, just send us the relevant identifier or link for the item and we will add the files to the KAUST Repository as well.

  • How do we know if we are allowed to submit an article that has been previously published?

    Publisher policies for self-archiving are listed in the Sherpa/Romeo database. The Open Access Policy requires KAUST authors to deposit a post-print (author manuscript after peer review) of all articles. The library will then provide or limit access to the article file based on publisher policies.

  • Is there any restriction on what files can be uploaded?

    KAUST can accept any type of file. If you have concerns about file size or about how certain types of files (for example videos or images) are displayed within the repository please contact the repository administrators.

  • Will my submission appear immediately?

    Most collections have a review workflow where an editor will check your submission before it enters the archive. Otherwise your submission will enter the archive as soon as you have agreed to the distribution license.

    An item's metadata is available for searching immediately, the full text will be indexed over-night and will be available to be searched the following morning.