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Who Can Submit

The UCSF Library publishes materials about work conducted under the auspices of the Library written by Library personnel. The administrators reserve the right to determine the suitability of submissions. For additional information, please contact

Removal or Revision

Once posted to the repository, publications can only be removed under special circumstances, including in the case of submission errors, rights violations, or inappropriate content. Please be aware, however, that even after the removal of a text, a citation to the paper will remain in our system, along with a URL.

If you would like your work removed from eScholarship, please contact the administrator.

Author Review

Authors are asked to review PDFs created from their papers within 5 days of being sent the PDF. At this stage, we're unable to make any changes beyond the rare error that occurs in PDF conversion.

Rights and Permissions

Before submitting a paper to the repository, please be sure that all necessary permissions have been cleared. You retain the copyright to your paper and grant us the nonexclusive right to publish this material, meaning that you may also publish it elsewhere. All submissions to the repository are subject to the standard author agreement, an example of which may be found here.