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Category: City Research Online

What happened in City Research Online (CRO) in April?

A steady continuation of uploads to CRO means that we now have over 14,000 research items available for download, or request, in our open access repository. Our infographic below provides full details of activity taking place in April 2019.   Although the majority of visitors are based in the UK and USA, researchers from 169…

How to recognise an ‘Accepted Manuscript’

With an increase in the number of policies requiring academics to deposit their ‘accepted manuscripts’ in repositories such as City Research Online (CRO), the library Publications Team has designed a quick and easy graphic guide to help you recognise which version is the ‘accepted manuscript’: The ‘accepted manuscript’, or ‘Author’s Accepted Manuscript (AAM), is the…

What happened in City Research Online (CRO) in March?

March has seen a buzz of activity in CRO, with 190 new research publications being uploaded from across the university.  These new additions bring the total number of City’s research outputs available for download or request to nearly 14,000. The infographic below details a breakdown of upload and download figures for the month. Over 20,000…

Finding open access content

With an ever increasing focus on open access within the academic community, a continually evolving range of online services are available providing unrestricted access to current research articles. These include directories of open access journals and repositories, pre-print server collections of both peer reviewed and non-peer reviewed manuscripts, and aggregating services harvesting open access resources…

The benefits of Open Access

The principle benefits of open access were first enshrined within the visionary Budapest Open Access Initiative statement released on 14 February 2002, and are still very much alive 16 years later. The convergence of research sharing with technological distribution via the internet, it declared, would create an “unprecedented public good” by facilitating free, unrestricted, access…

Open Access Week 2018

What is it about? Open Access Week is a global event celebrating all things open access. It originally started as a local event in 2007 organised by SPARC on a few campuses in the USA. Today, International Open Access Week is held in hundreds of locations across the globe. As the Week became more established across…

Sharing your research using academic social networks

There is a plethora of academic social networks which make sharing research with others very easy. The benefits include increased discoverability of the research and public engagement with it. Some care is however needed when using these platforms                               The best known and most…

ACT on ACCEPTANCE: make the REF 2021

What is Act on Acceptance? From 1st April 2018, changes to HEFCE’s open access policy require researchers to submit their work to City Research Online within 3 months of acceptance to be eligible for the next REF. As soon as you know your research will be published in a peer-reviewed journal, or conference proceedings, Act…

ORCID: how to set up a unique researcher identifier

What is ORCID? ORCID – which stands for ‘Open Researcher and Contributor ID’ – is a system whereby researchers are given a unique digital identifier, which distinguishes them from other researchers. This can be very useful when you share the same name with other people! In addition, by using an ORCID ID during the publishing…