Aston's Open Access Policy and Code of Practice (including Publishing Guidance) is that all journal and conference publications should be made OA via the Green route. You should also ensure that your Pure profile is regularly updated with all of your current research activities and outputs.
Aston's OA policy is in line with the OA requirement for REF 2021 eligibility. To be eligible for REF 2021, you must deposit the accepted manuscript of journal articles and conference proceedings in our institutional repository within three months of acceptance. There are additional university criteria in place for those wishing to make their journal articles OA via the Gold route - please see this OA LibGuide tab (right-hand box) for more details and/or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
To upload your accepted publication to Aston Publications Explorer, click on the Pure logo below. Also see these simple instructions (PDF) on how to upload your publication. If you require further help please contact: email@example.com
Aston Publications Explorer is Aston University's repository for our OA publications, including student theses. It makes Aston's research outputs freely and easily available to everyone, benefiting both our researchers and readers worldwide. You may also be interested in Aston Data Explorer for Aston's research data and Aston Research Explorer for broader information about Aston's research work, including research staff profiles, awards, projects and research groups.
Publications in Aston Publications Explorer are indexed by both mainstream search engines (Google, Yahoo, etc) and specialised academic search engines such as Google Scholar.
There are also three extensions that you can install on your browser to help you easily find OA versions of articles: