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Scholarly Communications

Open Access

Open Access refers to the free, unrestricted online access to scholarly research:

The Budapest Open Access Initiative, with reference primarily to peer-reviewed journal literature, defines open access to this material to mean, "its free availability on the public internet, permitting any users to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of these articles, crawl them for indexing, pass them as data to software, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without financial, legal, or technical barriers other than those inseparable from gaining access to the internet itself." (Budapest OA Initiative 2002)

Benefits of Open Access:




UEL's Open Access Policy (2018) is supported by Library and Learning Services through running the institution's online repository of research and by giving guidance to staff on scholarly communications.









An ORCID iD is a unique persistent identifier that distinguishes you from other researchers.

Your record contains details of your professional activities, including employment, publications, and peer review. ORCID iDs can connect to other systems such as repositories and are indexed in major search platforms.

UEL is joining the drive and believe it is essential that our researchers have ORCID IDs in place as soon as possible. They will also be displayed in the repository for all your outputs.

Registration is quick:

You can see an example of an ORCID account here:

Already have an ORCID ID? Click here to connect it to your UEL profile. (