Publishing Original Content in an Institutional Repository
Institutional repositories (IRs) have been developed and promoted primarily as a means to re-publish scholarly content previously published elsewhere—usually in journals, festschriften, or collections of articles. This essay discusses the use of IRs as the originating publisher of materials not previously published elsewhere, and assesses their potential use as a viable “first resort” for scholarly publication and an already existing alternative to traditional commercial or university presses.
Royster, Paul, "Publishing Original Content in an Institutional Repository" (2007). Research on Institutional Repositories: Articles and Presentations. Paper 22.