WestminsterResearch is the University of Westminster's online repository, containing the research output of the University's academic community, including doctoral theses.

There are thousands of records, including journal articles, chapters, books, conference papers, practice based works such as exhibitions, digital and visual media, artefacts, designs, and PhD theses. Where possible full contents are included and made openly available.

WestminsterResearch is available through Open Access, 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.

If you are a member of academic staff or doctoral researcher, in order to submit entries, you should add details to your researcher profile in the Virtual Research Environment (VRE) whenever you have an item accepted for publication. Please also include any older research outputs that are not listed in WestminsterResearch.

Files and attachments

Where possible we make files available, including the full text of journal articles, conference papers and other text-based outputs, and media files relating to practice based, or other non-traditional outputs . The repository version may differ in format from the final published version.

Where we are unable to provide access to the full text, many journal articles and some other research outputs have a link to the publisher’s website. Here you will be able to view the full text if you or your institution has a subscription, or you may be given the option to buy it if you don’t.

If there is no full text attachment or link visible, then unfortunately we are unable to provide access.

Take-down policy

In case of abuse or copyright appearing without permission please email the WestminsterResearch Administrator who will remove the item from public view while the complaint is investigated. If there are any contractual, ethical or sensitive issues relating to specific publications, which mean they should not be made openly available, please contact us so we can try to accommodate your needs.

For open access guidance and information for authors, visit our Open Access site.

If you require further help, please email [email protected].

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