About the Repository

What is the Kingston University Research Repository?

The Kingston University Research Repository is an "open access" digital archive containing the details of published research produced by Kingston University staff and researchers. It has been established to provide a deposit service for academic staff and researchers, supported by Information Services staff and the University's Research Office.

Where possible the details of each item described in the archive will include a link to a freely available electronic copy of the full text or other electronic documentation of the research output. Where no electronic text can be made available, details of the physical location of the research output will be provided.

Benefits of depositing research

By storing and making available our research outputs via the Research Repository we will be helping the worldwide scholarly research community to discover and retrieve the work of Kingston University researchers.

Advantages for researchers

Wider dissemination

E-print repositories such as this one enable free worldwide web-based access to research outputs.

Increased impact

Studies show that research deposited in open access repositories such as this one have considerably increased impact as citation rates rise.

Increased visibility of research

Kingston University Research Repository conforms to the Open Archives Initiative (OAI) standards. This means that research deposited here has a higher ranking by search engines such as Google and that deposited research will be harvested and indexed by specialist services such as OAIster.

A showcase for research

The repository provides a means to bring together your research output. The repository can be linked from your research centre or faculty web pages.

Repository Policies

For repository policies please see the dedicated policy information page.

Other institutions with research repositories

Many other institutions are establishing open access e-print repositories. University repositories include: Birkbeck, Birmingham, Bristol

Cambridge, Durham, Edinburgh

Glasgow, Imperial, Leeds

LSE, Newcastle, Nottingham

Southampton, UCL, York

Copyright concerns

Where a full text e-print is deposited with us we must ensure that this is a version in which the author has copyright or for which the publisher has indicated that self archiving in an Institutional Repository is permitted. Such archiving is increasingly recognised as complementary to the traditional academic publication process. Growing numbers of commercial publishers now allow this.

We will assist researchers by providing copyright advice, especially if you are in any doubt about the status of any electronic version of your research.

Glossary

Eprint - electronic copy of an academic paper

Preprint - pre-refereed, unpublished paper

Postprint - refereed, accepted final draft of paper

Reprint/offprint - published paper

Contact Information

Any correspondence concerning this specific archive should be sent to eprints@kingston.ac.uk.

Software

This archive is running on GNU EPrints open archive software, a freely distributable archive system available from software.eprints.org.

It complies with the Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting (OAI2.0) for open archive interoperability.

This site is running GNU EPrints / revision: EPrints 3.3.10