Deposit your publication

Depositing your research outputs in Pure, the University Research Information System and institutional repository, is the University's favoured route to open access publication.  It has the following benefits:

  • increases the visibility and impact of your research – deposited documents can be made available to the global public via the Explore Bristol Research website;
  • provides a central place to archive and preserve your research outputs;
  • enables you to comply with the open access policies of the REF, other funders and the University.

Help and information for using Pure

Request a copy

The Request-a-copy feature on the Pure-driven website Explore Bristol Research is a service the University offers to the general public, who are less likely to have subscription access to online journals.  The Open Access Team may forward requests to view your articles from time to time.  These will be for articles that are not yet publicly available.  Members of the public place a request using the link that appears to the right of each record, prompting the Open Access Team to contact you.

What you need to do:
There is an expectation that University of Bristol authors will engage in this process.  Please take the time to reply to the requester directly and let them know whether you are willing to share your work.  You will need to take any copyright agreements with the publisher in to consideration.  

Depositing your publication in a discipline-specific repository

Your research funder may require you to deposit your publication in a discipline-specific repository.

Europe PubMed Central (PMC)

Europe PubMed Central is the most commonly mandated repository and is a requirement for COAF-funded authors and some Research Council funded authors.

Some publishers will automatically archive articles in PMC on your behalf, and authors can also archive their articles in PMC themselves.

The Europe PubMed Central User Guide gives advice and instructions for authors wishing to archive in Europe PMC.

Further help & information

For further help and information, please see the FAQs.

Contact us

Open Access team

Research Support Librarians

Academic publishing essentials

This training module will introduce you to the basic concepts of publishing and promoting academic research, covering open acess and publisher and funder requirements, alongside other key scholarly communication concepts.

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