Tag: Institutional repository

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…Continue Reading What happened in City Research Online (CRO) in May?

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…Continue Reading What happened in City Research Online (CRO) in April?

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…Continue Reading How to recognise an ‘Accepted Manuscript’

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…Continue Reading What happened in City Research Online (CRO) in March?

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…Continue Reading Finding open access content

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…Continue Reading Unlocking the knowledge contained in doctoral theses

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…Continue Reading Open Access Week 2018

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…Continue Reading City Library unveils the new look City Research Online

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…Continue Reading ACT on ACCEPTANCE: make the REF 2021

City Research Online

City Research Online (CRO) is the institutional repository of City University London. It includes full text versions and bibliographic records of research outputs created by members of staff and research students at City. City Research Online’s mission is to: Provide open access to full text research, as permitted by publishers and copyright law. Be a…Continue Reading City Research Online