The drive to increase deposit rates in WRaP is taking effect, with 108 papers being deposited in April. This is a fantastic improvement of 170% over the previous month. Thank you for taking part, and please keep depositing your papers.
Your journal articles and conference papers must be deposited in the University's repository (WRaP) within three months of the date they are accepted for publication. If they are not deposited in WRaP, they will not be eligible for the Higher Education Funding Council's (HEFCE) requirements for the next Research Excellence Framework (REF) exercise, which is used to assess the quality of our research. HEFCE's new policy applies to all journal articles and conference papers accepted for publication from 1st April 2016.
What help can you offer with WRaP?
It's really important that we prepare for the next REF now, so we'll deposit your papers for the next three months. Our aim is to have all papers reported to the Research & Knowledge Transfer Committee (RKTC) from 2013 - 2015 deposited before September.
We've started to contact academic staff for their papers - and thank you to those who have already responded - but please feel free to contact the WRaP team if you have any questions on WRaP or open access publishing.
If you'd like to know how to put your papers in WRaP by yourself, please see our step-by-step guide (pdf).
Why are you offering to deposit my papers?
We've analysed the research outputs reported to the Research & Knowledge Transfer Committee (RKTC). The number of papers reported to the committee are much greater than those currently in WRaP. There has also been a drop in deposited papers from 2013 - 2014 to 2014 - 2015.