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2020 Worcester Research and Publications


Worcester Research and Publications (WRaP) is the University’s repository of research outputs. These include journal articles, conference proceedings, presentations, reports, policy documents, images, video, artefacts, and more.

To comply with the University’s Open Access policy and the REF 2021 Open Access policy, you must deposit all research outputs that could be submitted to the REF in WRaP. This currently includes all peer-reviewed journal articles and peer-reviewed conference proceedings. It’s likely that other types of output will be included in the next REF cycle.

To support open access more broadly and make sure that WRaP has a full picture of the University’s research, we also encourage you to add all your other research outputs, such as datasets, book chapters, working papers, image, video and audio representations of creative works.

You should deposit items yourself within 3 months of acceptance for publication. You can also watch step-by-step instructions to depositing (video 8:05).

The WRaP team will check your records to make sure they comply with copyright restrictions and REF Open Access requirements.



Projects and portfolios

We can link different articles and outputs in WRaP that are all part of the same project. This helps others find more of your work, helping your research impact and profile. We do this by creating a record on WRaP for the overarching project. We then link this to all the other records in WRaP that are related. Email the WRaP team to set this up.

The Migrations exhibition is a good example of this how this looks in practice.



Usage statistics

You can see how often other people view and download items in WRaP using IRUS-UK and IRStats.

IRUS-UK is run by Jisc and can help you compare to other institutions. IRStats provides more detailed local information on items held in WRaP.

You can’t directly compare information from IRUS-UK and IRStats, as only IRUS-UK uses COUNTER, which is a standard method of reporting usage statistics.