Library Research Support Services

What we offer

  • Support with Open Access publishing, REF compliance and Elements/PEARL deposit.
  • Advice on research funder policy on Open Access and on data management, preservation and sharing.
  • Guidance on copyright and licencing regarding publishing and making publications and data openly available.
  • Advice on researcher profile management, including Elements, ORCID and PPPs.
  • Support with bibliometrics, including Scopus and SciVal.
  • Regular and custom statistics and reports.
  • Administration of UKRI Open Access Article Processing Charges (APC).

About us

We work in partnership with Research and Innovation, Technology and Information Services and others across the University to develop and deliver services which enable our researchers to demonstrate to their funders and the wider community the value of their work. We support research staff and students in developing the information skills they need and ensuring that research publications and datasets are made publicly available in line with good research practice, and the University’s Open Access, and Research Data Management policies.

Get in touch

To find out more about our services or make an enquiry email openresearch@plymouth.ac.uk

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REF2021

New HEFCE rules from 1 April 2018 state that all journal articles and conference papers must be deposited within 90 days of acceptance for publication.
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ORCiD

The University is asking all research-active staff and doctoral research students to create an ORCiD account, and for staff to additionally link it to Symplectic Elements.
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Meet the Library Research Support Team


Training and 1:1 support

Your Information Specialist can advise individuals and provide bespoke sessions for research groups and centres. Training and 1:1 support is available on a number of research related topics.
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