Removing work

eScholarship does not generally support the removal or deletion of publications once posted. We feel it is important to provide perpetual access to materials published within eScholarship whenever possible and appropriate. However, we will remove publications 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.

We reserve the right to remove or withdraw a publication if we have reason to believe it violates the right of a third party, including cases of accusations of libel, invasion of privacy, or plagiarism. We will contact the author's institution and/or publishing unit and, where possible, the author when this occurs. The decision of whether to republish the content and if so, whether a redacted version will be used, will rest with the University of California unit responsible for its original publication.

If you would like to request that a work be removed from eScholarship, please contact us.

Copyright concerns

By submitting a work to eScholarship for publication, the author, editor, or publishing unit administrator warrants that he or she holds the copyright to the work or has sufficient authority to grant license to the work. Copyright holders retain the copyright to works published in eScholarship and may re-publish or reproduce the work as they wish. If you are a copyright holder and have concerns about content that appears on eScholarship, please contact us.

Electronic theses & dissertations

While eScholarship provides the technical platform for UC campuses to host theses and dissertations, we are not involved in policy issues or decisions regarding what content is or is not included in the campus's repository. If your thesis or dissertation is appearing on eScholarship and you would like it removed, please contact the Office of Graduate Studies or Library Technical Services on your campus. A list of campus contacts can be found on the page: Who can I contact for help with theses and dissertations? See also: Frequently Asked Questions about electronic theses and dissertations.

Resolving duplicates

In most cases, please contact the unit administrator to let them know that a duplicate has been deposited. If you are an administrator: 

  • Navigate to one of the duplicate items in eScholarship
  • Select the Manage Submissions button at the top right of the page
  • Locate your item in the submission management system and select Withdraw
  • A request will automatically be submitted to the eScholarship team who will respond when the withdraw request has been processed.

Moving work published to an incorrect series 

See the Helpdesk article: Managing where an item appears in eScholarship (move or add an item to a different section).

If you do not have access to move the work to the correct series, please contact us.

Revising work

To revise work previously submitted to eScholarship:

  • Navigate to the published version of your paper on eScholarship
  • Select the Manage Submissions button at the top right of the page
  • Locate your item in the submission management system and select Make Changes

Note: for content published in an eScholarship journal, authors should contact the journal editor directly to inquire about the journal's revision policy.