About the Repository

The Research Outputs Repository is supported by a team based in Library and Learning Services. This team supports Kingston University’s research mission to:
“…foster a collaborative, outward-looking research culture in all our academic disciplines and support and develop both existing and emerging areas of research excellence.”
Kingston University Research Strategy.

We do this by storing and making accessible a record of published or publicly available research and scholarly outputs authored or produced by Kingston staff and research students. These outputs could be journal articles, conference papers, books and book chapters, or reports. Equally they could be descriptions of exhibitions, performances, compositions, images or artefacts, or broadcasts.

Where copyright permissions allow, a copy of each research output is made publicly available to download, which therefore makes them open access.

Kingston University is committed to ensuring that the outputs of our research are freely accessible. Making our research outputs widely available reflects our commitment to producing research with the potential to make a significant economic, social and cultural impact. We believe that adopting an open access mandate will achieve maximum visibility and accessibility for our research. The University’s Research Outputs Repository will enable us to implement this policy and achieve a green open access environment, by providing the mechanism for recording the details of all types of research outputs and as a means for self-archiving full texts or other digital representations online.

We also have a record of higher research degrees awarded by Kingston University e.g. PhD, MPhil or DBA. These records are also used by the British Library’s Ethos service, which is the UK’s national thesis service.

Our first record was created in October 2006, growing over the years to over 25 000 records of research outputs. Digital versions of our research outputs have been downloaded over 1.25 million times since 2008. Statistics Reports.

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 files.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 3.3.15