I am about to publish my dissertation via the university library, which is mandatory according to the doctoral regulations of my university.
I have written a total of 4 articles as part of my cumulative dissertation. (My dissertation comprises a general introduction and the 4 articles)
3 of the 4 articles have already been published in journals (closed access).
Now I am unsure about the legal situation regarding licences. Actually, I am not allowed to publish the 3 already published articles independently or make them publicly accessible. However, the publication of all my articles as part of the dissertation is mandatory. I don't really know how I should handle this problem.
I would be very happy to receive an assessment or experience reports as well as relevant examples on the same problem.
Many thanks in advance!