How to add a research output to the repository
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 yet listed in WestminsterResearch.
Whenever you complete a research output you must add a record of it to your researcher profile in the Virtual Research Environment (VRE). For journal articles and published conference proceedings, you must include a copy of your final accepted author manuscript and the date of acceptance as soon as possible, and no later than three months, after acceptance. For all other output types, adding attachments is strongly encouraged where permitted.
On logging into the VRE using your usual University credentials, select ‘My Research Outputs’, and then the ‘Add output’ button on the right hand side. Complete the form with as much detail as possible, then select ‘save’ and ‘submit’. If an item is considered ‘in press’ or ‘online first’ you will be able to note this, and update final details later. Leave any fields you are unsure about blank, the repository team will check details of the output before making it publicly viewable on WestminsterResearch.
What is an Accepted Author Manuscript?
Your accepted manuscript is the text as accepted for publication, including any amendments required after peer review. This will not include the publisher’s typesetting or formatting, such as journal branding or pagination. The repository staff will add a University of Westminster cover sheet, which will include any specific text required by your publisher to the full-text attachment. They will also apply any embargoes that are stipulated; after which time the files become available for download in WestminsterResearch to an external audience.
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