Research and Scholarly Communications

The team provides support to enable our researchers and doctoral researchers to publish and share their outputs.

This includes:

For further information contact:

Jenny Evans, Head of Research and Scholarly Communications, [email protected]

Nina Watts, Metadata Librarian, [email protected]

Andrew Lockett, Press Manager, University of Westminster Press, [email protected]

Open Access and the REF

Don’t miss REF2021, make your research freely available online – add it to the VRE now!

  • Whenever you have an item accepted for publication, add details to your researcher profile in the Virtual Research Environment (VRE)
  • It will be checked before being added to our institutional repository WestminsterResearch
  • For journal articles and published conference proceedings, you must include a copy of your final accepted manuscript and the date of acceptance
  • Contact [email protected]

University of Westminster Press

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The University of Westminster Press exists to assist the University’s research community in addressing the open access agenda for publishing research as mandated or encouraged by UK authorities. By doing so it aims to contribute to the growing open access movement as well as providing an accessible high quality publishing option for Westminster authors and associates. 

  • Publishes books, journals and policy briefings
  • Offers an opportunity for greater circulation for research outputs
  • Journals are free to user in digital form across the world
  • Books are made available free digitally and affordably in print
  • All publications are externally peer-reviewed and considered by the UWP editorial board
  • Publications are fully funded for Westminster authors across certain strands and formats.
  • Works with digital first platform provider Ubiquity Press
  • Publishes University of Westminster and external authors and editors
  • Publishes in areas that reflect the teaching and research strengths of the University of Westminster across all faculties

Research Data Management

Visit our Research data pages for advice on all aspects of research data planning, gathering and storage.

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Open Access

Open access (OA) publishing is the means by which peer-reviewed research is made freely available online, with as few restrictions on how the works may be re-used as possible.

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Graduate School

The Graduate School at the University of Westminster is home to our doctoral researchers.