About the St Mary's Open Research Archive

Welcome to St Mary’s University Open Research Archive. The Archive is the online repository for all scholarly outputs created by the university’s staff and postgraduate researchers. In addition to information (metadata) about the outputs, the Archive also provides the full text, whenever possible, as open access for download and sharing.

St Mary’s staff and researchers are able to deposit their publications and other research outputs directly into the Archive and any required publisher embargoes are applied by the open access team and lift automatically at the end of the embargo period. 

The repository enables deposited outputs to be discovered, read, downloaded and searched.

In order to be REF compliant, authors are required to deposit the Author’s Accepted Manuscript of all articles accepted for publication and all conference contributions (with an ISSN), within 3 months of acceptance for publication, into the Open Research Archive.

Content deposited into the Archive will remain as a record of St Mary’s research activity for the foreseeable future but the University cannot guarantee the continued readability of all file formats. Researchers are advised to deposit files in ‘open’ file formats to mitigate and ensure long term usability.

The fundamental importance of storing, making accessible and preserving all research outputs from St Mary’s University supports the University’s aim of ensuring that all our research is visible and creates impact, while enabling compliance with University and funder open access policies.