City Research Online enables our academic staff and researchers to record the bibliographic details of their research and make open access copies available. It is comprised of City's open access Institutional Repository and our research publications database. Our publications database records bibliographic data for City's research outputs, and the open access repository makes our researchers' work freely available online.
The Publications team check all uploaded papers to ensure they are compliant with copyright law and publishers' licences - we'll get in touch with you if there are any issues with your paper.
To get started, use our step-by-step guides to find out how get your papers onto City Research Online.
When we upload your work to City Research Online, we provide a full citation to the place where it was originally published and clearly label which version it is. Your readers will know exactly what they're looking at and will be able to locate the Version of Record if they wish.
HEFCE have new requirements for papers being entered into the next REF. To make your papers eligible, you will need to make the Author's Accepted Manuscript (AAM) of your journal articles and published conference papers available as Open Access papers as soon as possible. From 1st April 2016, it must be within three months of publication, and from 1st April 2017, within three months of the date that they are accepted for publication. Find out more on our Policies page.
Other research outputs like books and chapters don't need to be Open Access to be eligible for the next REF, but the City's policy is to have a final version of them made Open Access through City Research Online. You can find out more from the Research Office's Open Access webpages.
Journals all have different standard policies governing whether you can post your Author's Accepted Manuscript or even final published version in an institutional repository like City Research Online. Use SHERPA REF to check if the journal you are considering is compliant.
Warning: SHERPA REF is currently in beta. If you have any doubts about a journal's policy, please ask the Publications Team for advice by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.