Category: Open access

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 19 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…Continue Reading The benefits of open access

Open Access Book & Information Display

To celebrate Open Access Week, we have created a book and information display on Level 5 of the Northampton Square Library. You will be able to browse the display until mid-November, so don’t worry if this week you are not on campus. The books cover topics such as general open access (OA), copyright and research….Continue Reading Open Access Book & Information Display

Finding Open Access content

The amount of peer-reviewed open access articles available online is increasing every year, but it can be difficult to recognise and find them. Here are our top tips! How do I recognise if an article is Open Access (OA)? The open padlock symbol is a universal icon indicating whether an article is open access. Whenever…Continue Reading Finding Open Access content

Most popular publications in City Research Online

Top downloaded publication The book chapter, Globalization and Mass Media by Dr Carolina Matos (Department of Sociology) is the most downloaded publication from City Research Online (CRO). Since being added to CRO in 2017 and has since been downloaded nearly 58,000 times – that’s 717 downloads a week. The chapter looks at the how mass media…Continue Reading Most popular publications in City Research Online

Open Access Week 2021

Welcome to Open Access Week at City! Once again, we’re celebrating Open Access week, a global event highlighting the importance of making research openly available. This year’s theme focuses on ensuring equity among researchers around the globe. Open Access makes publications freely available that would otherwise be restricted access, behind a paywall. There are 2…Continue Reading Open Access Week 2021

Symplectic Elements new version release

Elements, City’s publications database will be updated on 6th July 2021. While its look has changed, the core functionalities stay the same: you can still upload your publication, claim the articles and chapters you have written, write a short biography about your academic achievements and so on. We have updated our library guides and Ask…Continue Reading Symplectic Elements new version release

What happened in City Research Online (CRO) in January

The start of the year has proved to be a busy time for authors uploading publications to the repository and visitors downloading publications. City Research Online (CRO) had over 18,000 visitors this month from countries all over the globe including Lichtenstein and Yemen. Transcript To add your research to CRO, contact the Publications Team who can…Continue Reading What happened in City Research Online (CRO) in January

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

In December CRO experienced significant user activity with over 17,000 visitors from 167 countries accessing City’s research outputs. Full details can be found in the infographic below: If you would like to increase the visibility of your work, and help expand City’s archive of research, contact the Publications Team who can help you upload your…Continue Reading What happened in City Research Online (CRO) in December?

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

While October has seen a steady flow of new additions to CRO, it has also seen a sharp increase in the number of visitors and downloads compared with the summer months. Full details can be found in the infographic below. If you would like to increase the visibility of your work, and help expand City’s…Continue Reading What happened in City Research Online (CRO) in October?

Finding openly accessible research more easily

The number of journal articles hidden behind paywalls that can also be legally and openly accessed is continuously increasing. But it can sometimes be tricky to find such versions of articles. Luckily, there are tools, specifically browser extensions, which help you locate openly accessible copies of journal articles and other scholarly texts. What are browser…Continue Reading Finding openly accessible research more easily