LiU Publication Visibility

Questions and Answers

My article is not listed. What can I do?

If your publication is not listed in Publication Visibility, there can be several reasons for this:

  • The article has not been registered in DiVA. You can either register the article here (requires LiU account) or contact us at
  • The LiU-ID you entered is not identical to the one that is registered in DiVA. For more information, please contact us at
  • The publication in question is not a peer reviewed article. At present, Publication Visibility can only handle articles that have been registered in DiVA as refereed.

What can I upload on social networks?

Social networks for researchers, such as ResearchGate or Academia, are important venues for disseminating research. Publishers set the terms for how their articles can be disseminated. Far from all articles can legally be uploaded to social networking platforms.

Publication Visibility displays which articles can be uploaded directly on social media. If you are permitted to upload the publisher’s version, we recommend that you do so.

If it is not legally permitted to upload the publisher’s version, it is still possible to make it readable through social media, if the article has been parallel published in DiVA. Instead of publishing the full text, the article’s title page can be uploaded on social media.

How do I know which articles I can parallel publish?

LiU Publication Visibility will tell you if you have any articles that have not been parallel published in DiVA. By parallel publishing in DiVA, you make your articles freely available to everyone and your articles become more visible and accessible. We strongly recommend parallel publishing and will help you to parallel publish your articles.
Via LiU Publication Visibility, you can also send us the required version of the article.

What is parallel publishing?

To parallel publish is to upload a peer reviewed article in full text in a repository such as DiVA to make it more visible and accessible.
All authors to an article, not only the corresponding author, can parallel publish it.
The publisher will specify which article version that is permitted to be parallel published, and when. When the author’s version has been submitted, the library will check the publisher’s terms regarding parallel publishing.

What does ”author’s version” mean?

The author’s version is the version of the article that has been peer reviewed but does not include the layout of the publisher, e.g. page numbers.
The author’s version is also called post-print, author’s last draft or accepted author manuscript.

What does “publisher’s version” mean?

The publisher’s version of the article is the version that is posted on the publisher’s website, often as a PDF. It has the layout of the publisher.
The publisher’s version is also called the publisher's pdf or VoR :Version of Record.

Sample author's version
Sample publisher's version