This short video provides an overview of the UWA Research Repository and how it can assist researchers with National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) and Australian Research Council (ARC) funding to comply with their open access policies.
This short video provides an introduction to researcher profiles in the UWA Research Repository and how to keep your profile up-to-date.
The UWA Research Repository contains research publications and theses created by researchers and postgraduates affiliated with UWA.
We can currently accept publisher permitted versions of journal articles and book chapters for which there are bibliographic details already in the Repository. Check in the UWA Research Repository to see if your articles/chapters can be included.
UWA students who commenced their candidature after March 2003 are required to deposit their Higher Degree Research theses (masters and doctorate degrees by research) with the UWA Research Repository, and will have been advised of this requirement by the Graduate Research School.
To comply with the NHMRC policy UWA researchers will need to deposit their research publications into the UWA Research Repository. Please see the NHMRC Open Access Policy page in the Open Access Toolkit for further details.
The Repository team uses funding information in Web of Science to identify ARC and NHMRC publications produced by UWA researchers. To ensure your publications are identified:
We source the publication data from Minerva - UWA's Publication Management System. Currently the bibliographic metadata about your publication needs to be in Minerva for us to bring it into the Repository.
The full-text version of a publication that can be made available in the Repository depends on the publisher’s policies.
In most cases, the publisher permits the author’s accepted manuscript version to be made Open Access. This is the version authors need to provide to the Repository.
The diagram below shows the different versions of a publication produced during the publication process:
'Which version to upload' image courtesy of Digital Services, University of Cambridge used under CC BY-SA 4.0.
In a few situations, the publisher permits the final, published version to be made available.
The pre-print (draft prior to peer-review) is not accepted by the UWA Research Repository. Pre-prints do not meet the requirements of the ARC and NHMRC Open Access policies.
The SHERPA/RoMEO database contains journal and publisher policies on making publications available in a repository.
The author’s accepted manuscript (AAM) is also known as the post-print. The AAM is:
The image below compares a typical author's accepted manuscript with the published version of the same journal article:
To add publications to the Repository, email the following to firstname.lastname@example.org:
The full-text of your publication will not be made Open Access in the Repository unless you provide an author’s accepted manuscript version (except in cases where you can direct Repository staff to a published Open Access version).
Repository staff will make your publication available in the Repository, subject to publisher policies.
Authors can check SHERPA/RoMEO database to see publisher policies.
Photo, contact details and content in the overview tab
Find your record in the Contact Directory and scroll to the end, where you will find a self update link. Login using your Pheme details and add/change text in the provided fields.
To change your email or phone number, email email@example.com. Changes will be automatically reflected in your researcher profile in 24-48 hours.
If you have an entry in the Contact Directory, you can access the self update link and follow instructions to request a research expertise entry.
Updates to existing research expertise areas can be submitted at http://www.publishing.uwa.edu.au/researchupdates.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further assistance.
Names, titles and organisational affiliations
These elements reflect University HR and student systems. Contact the relevant sections below:
For any other edits to content in the Repository, more information or assistance, contact email@example.com.
University-level publication counts and downloads are displayed on the main statistics page.
The Repository also tracks PlumX metrics, which measure online sharing, mentions and use of research outputs.
Publication counts and downloads are displayed on a dedicated statistics tab for each organisation, researcher and research output. A PlumPrint (a visual representation of PlumX metrics) is embedded in research output records.
Statistics and metrics are based on content available in the Repository.
PlumX is an altmetrics platform. Altmetrics (Alternative Metrics) are increasingly used to capture and measure online sharing, mentions and use of research outputs.
PlumX gathers metrics for scholarly research output, categorised into five types — Usage, Captures, Mentions, Social Media, and Citations.
PlumX metrics are visually represented by the PlumPrint embedded in research output records in the UWA Research Repository.
Researcher level metrics are also available on request.
For more information on how PlumX data is collected, monitored and updated, consult the Library's PlumX FAQs in the Research Impact and Profiles LibGuide or email the Repository team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The PlumPrint is a visual representation of the available PlumX metrics for a research output. The PlumPrint is embedded in research output records in the UWA Research Repository.
In the PlumPrint, each colour represents a PlumX metric type (Usage, Captures, Mentions, Social Media, and Citations).
Metric details can be viewed by hovering over the PlumPrint and by clicking the ‘see details’ link.
If you are having any problems with accessing or viewing full text documents in the repository please email email@example.com for assistance.