Research and Scholarly Communications
The team provides support to enable our researchers and doctoral researchers to publish and share their outputs.
- Advice relating to Open Access including funding and REF2021
- Management of the Repository section of the Virtual Research Environment (VRE) and Westminster Research, the University’s open access repository of research outputs of our academic community
- Responsibility for the University Open Access policy
- University of Westminster Press
- Advice relating to Research Data Management
- Responsibility for the University of Westminster Research Data Management Policy
- Advice on metrics
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
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.
ORCiD provides a persistent digital identifier that distinguishes you from every other researcher and supports automated linkages between you and your professional activities, ensuring that your work is recognised. Find out more on the ORCiD website.
ORCiDs are now mandatory for some funders (eg the Wellcome Trust and institutions have been strongly encouraged to provide an ORCID for all Category A staff to be submitted in REF2021) and over 50 publishers have signed the Open Letter to require ORCiD in publication workflows and as a condition for submission.
Watch the What is ORCID? video for more information.
You can connect your iD to the University of Westminster within the Virtual Research Environment (VRE)
Distinguish yourself in 3 easy steps:
- Register for an ORCiD ID
- Connect your ID yo your work
- Use you ID in grants, publications, datasets and more