Open Access (OA) publishing allows your research outputs to be made freely available to anyone, anywhere in the world. It promotes the sharing of research and knowledge and has significant social, economic and scientific benefits. Open Access is part of the wider Open Research movement.
Aston's Open Access Policy and Code of Practice is that all journal and conference publications should be made open access. To upload your publications to Aston Publications Explorer, click on the Pure image below. There are also simple instructions (PDF) on how to upload your publication.
There are also three extensions that you can install on your browser to help you easily find OA versions of articles:
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.
Adding an article to an academic social network is not the same as depositing your article in a repository; the Open Research Team check all publications prior to deposit in Aston Publications Explorer to ensure that they meet publisher self-archiving policies and have the appropriate copyright and embargo statements (if required). Academic social networks are managed solely by the author who is responsible for any content present on their profile page. ResearchGate and Academia.ede are frequently issued with takedown notices by publisher for breach of copyright on author profile pages.
For help and advice on the open access publishing process, Aston Research Explorer or Aston Publications Explorer (our repository) please contact the Open Access and Research Repository Specialists at email@example.com
For information on the benefits of OA publishing, please contact your Information Specialist in the Library.
For questions on using Pure, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org