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Aston Publications Explorer is an open access online collection of publications written by Aston academics.

Aston Publications Explorer makes Aston's research freely and easily available to everyone, benefiting both our researchers and readers worldwide. Publications stored on the respository can be found by search engines, increasing visibility and making it even easier for people to find our publications.

Aston Publications Explorer' uses software called ePrints which captures bibliographic data about each publication and at times full-text.

  • Software used: EPrints
  • Contact:


  • Managerial WTE: 0.1
  • Administrative WTE: 1.25
  • Technical WTE: 0.1
  • Total WTE: 1.45
  • Number of individual staff that work on repository whole or part time: 3
  • Core repository team or staff distributed throughout different departments: Library
  • Membership to UKCoRR: Yes


  • Level of mediated deposit: Level varies according to department
  • Accept metadata records or full-text only: Also accept metadata only records
  • Percentage full-text: 10%
  • Currently have institutional policy / mandate: No
  • Currently have preservation policy for repository: Yes
  • Content types included in repository: Research articles, Conference papers, Books, Multimedia (images, video, sound), Theses, Unpublished works
  • Quality assurance policy for research content: We accept peer reviewed and non-peer reviewed materials
  • Currently have e-theses deposit policy: Yes
  • E-theses policy is opt-out (i.e. the thesis will be made OA unless the student requests an exception): Only delay (embargo) for publication

Institutional context

  • Department with lead responsibility for repository: Library
  • Integration / plan for integration with research management systems: Yes
  • Commercial CRIS system: Yes
  • Which one?: Pure
  • Bids for external funding: No. Bidding is unsupported

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