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Library Research Policies

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University of Southampton Library Research Policies


Authorship, Contribution and Publishing

The University of Southampton Authorship, Contribution and Publishing Policy helps ensure that credit is given when it is due. Find out more, along with associated guidance on best practice on our Authorship, Contribution and Publishing Sharepoint.


Open Access Policy

You will fulfil the University of Southampton Open Access Policy by uploading the final, refereed, corrected, accepted manuscripts of all peer-reviewed journal articles and peer-reviewed conference articles to Pure at the point of acceptance for publication.Find out more on our Open Access pages.


Research Data Management Policy 

You will fulfil the University of Southampton Research Data Management Policy by planning the collection, storage, documentation, security and use of Research Data in accordance with funder and University requirements and ensuring that significant Research data is deposited in the Repository on completion of research.Find out more, including links to other University policies related to data sharing, on our Research Data pages.


Responsible Research Metrics Policy

The University of Southampton Responsible Research Metrics Policy sets out full details of terms for using appropriate research metrics responsibly. If you are assessing research you should familiarise yourself with the policy and the guidance. Find out more on our Responsible Metrics page.