Should I upload my research to a Social Networking Site or Pure?
- I get regular requests for full-text versions of papers on ResearchGate, which are normally available through pure. I don't particularly want to maintain two resources, so is it reasonable to expect people to find the full-text through Pure?
- Hi Geoff, thanks for your comment. For a fuller explanation of why we recommend uploading to Pure please see https://tinyurl.com/wndmbrm (this link was broken -apologies - and has now been fixed). Essentially there are two key reasons to (in your case additionally) upload to Pure:
1. Ensuring compliance with the OA Policy for REF, and therefore eligibility for REF submission.
2. Peace of mind about publishers' archiving/re-use conditions (eg. embargoes, copyright statements) having been applied on your behalf, by the OA Team, before anything is made public.
Research outputs uploaded to Pure are discoverable via Google searches, so direct searching via the QUB Research Portal is not required to find these.
Open Access Team
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