CaltechAUTHORS is a repository of research papers authored by Caltech faculty and other researchers at Caltech. It includes mainly articles, but also books, book chapters, conference papers and more. It is updated continuously as both Caltech department and library staff add available and recently published documents.
CaltechAUTHORS has been active since 2001, and is the largest and most dynamic of the repositories within CODA.
CaltechAUTHORS is part of CODA, the Caltech Collection of Open Digital Archives, managed by Caltech Library Services. The mission of CODA is to collect, manage, preserve and provide global access over time to the scholarly output of the Institute and the publications of campus units.
The program ‘s priority is to gain up-to-date and accurate information on the output of the institute, and maintain it so that the data can be exported, harvested and used in as many ways as the Institute and its units may desire. It is the most complete single source for all the research Caltech produces.
The Faculty Board has charged the library with documenting the scholarly output of the Institute. It has not placed any restrictions on Caltech authors in their choice of publication venues or publishing agreements. CaltechAUTHORS documents the scholarly output of the Institute in accordance with the policies of the publishers and in cooperation with our authors.
Many publishers forbid authors from making their published content available on institutional repositories such as CaltechAUTHORS, or at least require an embargo period. They will, however, often allow unrestricted access to author’s accepted versions. We therefore highly encourage you to upload copies of these if you have them.
We are happy to host the accepted version of the manuscript and to provide access to the referrer link, if the publisher provides one, to enable free access to the final, published version. Library staff will download the published version and preserve it, regardless of redistribution rights provided by the publisher. If publishers forbid making public access available locally, the published version will be stored in a dark portion of the archive.
With training by library staff, faculty support staff can add retrospective records to CaltechAUTHORS in order to complete bibliographies. Library staff review all submissions to ensure quality and accuracy of added records and compliance with Caltech’s and publishers’ policies on Open Access.
If you have any questions, or have suggestions for enhancing our service in this particular area, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Library staff offer support for CaltechAUTHORS services. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have questions or need help.