Whether you are a brand new student just starting out, returning to study after a gap and looking to refresh your skills, or a postgraduate aiming to publish your work for the first time, there are lots of ways in which we can provide support, guidance and advice at a time and a place when you need it.
All of our online services and resources can be accessed via the Library website, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, as long as you have an internet connection and a smartphone, tablet, laptop, PC or other connected device.
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 visitors from 168 countries have visited CRO this month, highlighting the global appeal of research published by our academics, and resulting in over 73,000 items from across the schools being downloaded.
For the second month this year, the most accessed paper was Sociology lecturer Dr Carolina Matos’ ‘Globalization and the Mass media,’ gaining 643 downloads across the world.
March’s figures give a strong indication of CRO’s importance for increasing the visibility and discoverability of our academic research, giving users in countries as far afield as Mali and the Seychelles free and immediate access to the research information they need.
From 1st April 2018, changes to UKRI’s open access policy (formerly HEFCE) 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 on Acceptance and make your research open access.
What do you have to do?
Upload your publications to your Publications profile as soon as possible after they have been accepted for publication.
Make sure it’s the accepted manuscript and not the published version: the accepted version is peer-reviewed but not typeset for publication.
What happens next?
The Publications Team will check your deposits to make sure they are compliant with the HEFCE policy, and the publishers’ terms and conditions regarding copyright and embargo periods. Once these checks are complete, they will make them available in the City Research Online repository.
What if you need help?
If you need help with depositing papers, or have questions about the open access policy, you can consult the City Research Online and Publications library guides.
If you’re in the process of studying to become a practitioner psychologist and preparing to carry out a research project, you will probably want to have at look at past theses submitted by previous City students.
There are many theses available in full-text via City Research Online as well as print copies available on request from our basement store, so hopefully you’ll find some great examples to help you get started.
Are you busy writing your PhD? Finishing off a paper for publication? Or, just thinking about starting a project?
Well, the good news is Library Services can help you. And the even better news is that we can help you help yourself too. Here are 4 things you need to know:
We have experts dedicated to you: Research Librarians, a Copyright Librarian, the Publications Team- we have a host of talented and dedicated staff members ready to answer your questions, support your enquiries and help solve your problems; all to make sure you know everything you need to know about all the things you need to know about
Our specialist Library guide is special: so special in fact that it covers literally everything, from starting a literature search to ordering an Inter-Library Loan. And when we say everything, we mean everything: including those things you didn’t even know that you didn’t know about…
You can tell us to buy things for you: Read for Research is set up so you can ask us to purchase books needed for your research. You’re just an online form away from ordering all sorts of goodies to be added to our collection- and the best bit? You get to borrow the item first, freshly processed, still glistening with newness
City Research Online has gone global: our institutional repository reaches a worldwide audience, meaning your research really will have an international impact. Plus, you can keep up to date with all the latest output from schools and departments across the University via Twitter: articles, PhD theses, book chapters and more.
For January we thought we’d share Samantha’s nomination for City Research Online (or CRO for short):
“I love City Research Online because it’s a great showcase of all the amazing research our academics produce. It’s a repository of different versions of our academics’ work, freely available for anyone to download and benefit from.”
Research is shared on CRO as part of our commitment to the principles of Open Access: that results of research, in the form of publications, should be freely available to anyone with access to the internet.
For anyone wanting more information about City Research Online and Open Access, the team have put together a helpful Library Guide available online. You can also follow the latest items being uploaded to CRO via Twitter.