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Category: Open access

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

With the end of the academic year and the holidays approaching, CRO still witness a steady flow of papers being deposited by researchers in May. The figures are detailed below: The number of total downloads from CRO overall is steadily creeping towards 2.5 million, indicating a high level of interest in the research outputs of…

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…

Unlocking the knowledge contained in doctoral theses

In most cases, it takes anywhere between three and five years to write a doctoral thesis and a lot of the content is original research. But until recently, once finished, bound, and the degree has been awarded, the doctoral theses would end up inaccessible to most potential readers. So where are all the theses? At…

Creative Commons licenses made easy

Creative Commons licenses enable sharing of and access to creative works, such as images, scholarly literature or music. Creative Commons in numbers The American non-profit organisation providing Creative Commons licenses was founded in 2001 1.4 billion works were available under a Creative Commons license in 2017 56% of all works available under a Creative Commons license…

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…

City Library unveils the new look City Research Online

This week, City Library is excited to unveil the new and improved City Research Online (CRO), the open access repository showcasing research by City staff and research students. With a modern up to date image consistent with City’s webpages, the newly revamped platform, created by the Publications team, is designed for improving discoverability and accessibility…