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The Hokkaido University Collection of Scholarly and Academic Papers (HUSCAP) contains academic papers, conference presentation materials, educational materials, theses and dissertations, and any kind of scholarly works authored by researchers and graduate students of Hokkaido University.

Some academic papers include the author’s manuscript files. An author’s manuscript, referred to as an accepted manuscript or author’s post-print, is a manuscript accepted for publication in an academic journal after peer review and may contain differences from the final published version (Version of Record) in formatting or as a result of proofreading and lexical editing. Some of the pre-peer review manuscript files are also included.

Author’s manuscript files are indicated as “author version” in the "Type" section.

Copyright and Use of Materials


  • The copyrights of the materials made publicly available in this collection are held by the respective copyright holders (authors, academic societies, publishing companies, and publishers of the University Bulletins). The copyrights of the materials do not transfer to the university.

Use of Materials

  • You may reproduce, quote, etc. for private use as stipulated in the Copyright Act. Any use beyond these purposes shall be handled as follows.
    • Materials marked with a Creative Commons license may be used under the Creative Commons license indicated on the materials.
    • For materials for which the copyright holder has specified the terms and conditions of use, they may be used in accordance with such terms and conditions.
    • For other materials, or in case you are requested by the publisher to obtain copyright permission for use in a paper or for other purposes, please contact the respective copyright holders.

See the Detailed Regulations for the Use of Hokkaido University Collection of Scholarly and Academic Papers (PDF File 13 KB; in Japanese) for details.

If you have any questions, please contact the Hokkaido University Library.

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