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Why not publish your article online?

The Hokkaido University Collection of Scholarly and Academic Papers (HUSCAP) is an online system that comprehensively collects, preserves and disseminates, in digital form, research achievements such as papers produced by Hokkaido University's faculty members.

Why not publish your academic work online via HUSCAP to make it accessible to as many interested readers as possible?

How to deposit your work in HUSCAP

The University Library HUSCAP Team offers a mediated deposit service.

Attach the file (*) (i.e. PDF, Microsoft Word) of your scholarly works to an e-mail and send it to:
repo [at]


HUSCAP team will register and upload your scholarly works to HUSCAP after checking the publisher's copyright policy on open-access archiving.

What kinds of works can be deposited?

  • Journal articles
  • Books
  • Chapters in books
  • Conference papers (and presentation slides)
  • Reports
  • Educational material
  • Doctoral Dissertations, etc.

Note: Unpublished works cannot be deposited for HUSCAP in order to avoid duplicate submission and plagiarism.

Doctoral Dissertations in HUSCAP

Since April 2013, candidates of a doctoral degree are obliged to deposit and publish their doctoral dissertation in HUSCAP.
Doctors who were granted their degree before April 2013 are not required to deposit their dissertation in HUSCAP, but can do so.

More details are described in below:

Research data deposition

Research data sets accompanying academic papers could be made publicly available in HUSCAP.
It is possible to make data sets accessible only to peer reviewers while submission process.
Please contacu HUSCAP team, repo [at], for further information.

Hokkaido University Open Access Policy

Hokkaido University is committed to disseminating the fruits of its research and scholarship as widely as possible. In keeping with this commitment, Hokkaido University adopts the Open Access Policy, and dedicates itself to increasing knowledge, and contributing to regional and international societies.

Scholarly articles shall be made publicly available via ways such as depositing in HUSCAP, publishing in an open access journal, and other ways stipulated by the policy.


Post to HUSCAP

Most of large international publishers such as Elsevier and Springer and 94% of academic journals permit authors to share their article on institutional repository like HUSCAP (Survey by University of Nottingham).Since in many cases, authors can share only author's manuscript instead of final published version, submit your manuscript files for HUSCAP.
Some publishers for example, American Institute of Physics(AIP), American Physical Society(APS), IEEE, permit authors to share published PDF, and open access publishers like PLOS and BioMed Central publish articles under creative commons license (for example, CC-BY) therefore also authors can share published PDF.
In principle, HUSCAP team will check open access policy of each publisher, also you may check the policy by using following web sites.

Further help and information

HUSCAP Team (Hokkaido University Library)
E-mail: huscap [at]
Ext.: 4741, 4025


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