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For guidance on how to select outputs for the REF Benchmarking exercise, please see the REF Benchmarking guide for Researchers on the Pure Sharepoint site.
For information about why publications may not be showing on your profile page, checking if a record has been validated in Pure and searching by co-author in Pure please see the Pure & Research Output FAQs.
Video on how to deposit a journal article into PURE
Dealing with press and publicity restrictions
Some journals have specific pre-publication requirements (press and publicity restrictions or embargoes, including social media) such as the Nature journals, which may also extend to the bibliographic details of your paper. If you follow the procedure below you will be meeting your open access obligations for funders (including the REF) and abiding by the publishers rules.
This is what authors need to do, or if someone uploads to Pure on your behalf what you (the author) must make them aware of:
- Create a Pure record and deposit the accepted manuscript of your accepted research output. Record as many dates as possible, especially the acceptance date.
- If there is anything unusual about the record, or you know the anticipated publication date, make a note in the ‘Bibliographical Note’ field.
- If in doubt, mark the embargo for the accepted manuscript files as ‘unknown’ when you attach them.
- If the item needs to be ‘backend’ (invisible) for a limited period (e.g. press embargo) email firstname.lastname@example.org include:
- Short Pure ID (from the top left hand corner of the record, once it’s been saved)
- Short explanation of why you are contacting them – if setting visibility or embargo, make it clear why and what level of in/visibility is required
- Any key dates, such as when the record can be visible, or likely publication date so they can check for it
- If in doubt, contact the ePrints team before proceeding.
Please note, the only date the ePrints team will set embargoes for is the epub date. This is the date when the article is made available on the journal website and enters the public domain.
Video Introduction to PURE - activities, impact and CVs
Video Overview from Library on PURE - REF2021, Open access, ORCID
Pure Training and Support
Pure for Researchers
This presentation is aimed at those adding their own research outputs to Pure. It covers creating research output records, searching and filtering, setting up an ORCID record and connecting an existing ORCID ID to Pure.
Pure for Superusers and Administrators
This presentation is aimed at Superusers and Faculty Administrators and covers adding research outputs on behalf of others, editing, searching and filtering, automated searches, importing from an online source and claims/disclaims.
What is ePrints Soton?
ePrints Soton is the University's Institutional Research Repository. It contains journal articles, books, PhD theses, conference papers, data, reports, working papers, art exhibitions and more. Records are created in PURE and automatically pushed through to ePrints.
The University has a policy that all research is recorded in our institutional repository, and that Accepted Manuscripts are uploaded and made available where possible.
ePrints Soton promotes research by making it available worldwide. It also feeds the publications section of the University staff web pages.