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Research Repository catches up...
Posted Thu, 03 Jan 2019, 14:04:38 EST by Keely Chapman
From September 2018, a series of large 'catch-up' ingests of new records from Research Master have been added to the Research Repository. Excluding theses, publication records in the Research Repository are now current as of 12 December 2018. Theses are added manually by repository staff and these are current up to 14 December 2018.
An ORCID, by any other name would smell as sweet...
Posted Tue, 10 Apr 2018, 13:52:18 EST by Keely Chapman

Do you have an ORCID? An ORCID is an author identifier that will distinguish you from any other author. An ORCID will ensure you are correctly attributed on all your publications and most importantly, this includes citations and citation counts.

For further information about ORCID, please visit this page: ORCID at RMIT

To create an ORCID, please go to this webpage: Linking your ORCID

Australian Research Council's Open Access Policy
Posted Fri, 06 Apr 2018, 16:08:01 EST by Keely Chapman
Effective from 1 January 2013, the Australian Research Council's Open Access Policy requires those in receipt of an ARC grant to make their research outputs openly accessible within 12 months of the publication date.
In practice, this means forwarding copies of your accepted manuscripts to the RMIT Research Repository to facilitate open access availability. Where publishers impose embargoes, don't be put off sending your accepted manuscripts to the Research Repository as these can be managed. Embargoes or other legal or contractual arrangements that do not permit open access availability of your publication/s need to be included in the final report back to the ARC.

If you have publications derived from an ARC grant with an open access mandate, send the accepted manuscripts to to enable their open access availability.

More information about the ARC's open access policy is available via the link below.
Where do repository records come from?
Posted Fri, 06 Apr 2018, 16:44:03 EST by Keely Chapman

RMIT Research Repository records are sourced from those reported and verified for the Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) scheme.

When RMIT University affiliated authors report publications for ERA, Research Office staff (based in the Research and Innovation Portfolio) create records for them in the Research Master database. Research Office staff then verify them against ERA criteria and when passed, they are tagged for inclusion in the RMIT Research Repository. Once a week, repository staff (based in the RMIT University Library) run a software program to target the tagged records and create records for them in the repository.

To ensure your publication records are included in the RMIT Research Repository, report them for inclusion in the ERA scheme at the web page below.

Research Outputs Collection Form:

For further information about reporting your research publications and outputs, see:
How to Add Your Research Publications (and Full-Text)
Posted Fri, 06 Apr 2018, 16:24:47 EST by Keely Chapman

Step 1.
Report all of your research outputs for inclusion in the Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) scheme. This will generate a record for your research outputs in the Research Repository. For information about how to report your publications for ERA, see this link: This step is entirely managed by the Research and Innovation Portfolio's Research Office team.

Step 2.
After reporting your research outputs for ERA, send the repository a copy of the 'accepted manuscript' version to the email address below. The 'accepted manuscript' version is defined as:

The author-created version that incorporates referee comments and is the accepted version for publication.

The accepted manuscript is not the published version. While it has been refereed and edited, it won't have any publisher logos or other formatting done to it.

Please note: RMIT University authors who have clearly stated an RMIT University affiliation on their publications are required to adhere to their publisher's policy regarding the versions that are permitted for upload to the RMIT Research Repository. As this can be a complicated and confusing task, repository staff undertake interpretation and checking of these policies on behalf of RMIT University affiliated authors. It is not expected that authors will do this step themselves. The only requirement for authors is that they provide the 'accepted manuscript' version, that is the one that fits the above definition.

Step 3.
After sending in your accepted manuscript, repository staff will assess your full-text to confirm its compliance with your publisher's hosting policy. We will send you a link to the author Deposit Agreement for you to grant your consent (if you haven't already) for the Research Repository to make your publications available open access. Once the repository has received both your completed Author Deposit agreement and the publisher permitted full-text, we can then upload it. Repository staff will send you a link for viewing.

For further information and help, please contact:

RMIT Research Repository

Phone: +61 3 9925 2310

RMIT Research Repository
RMIT University Bundoora Library
PO Box 71
Bundoora VIC 3083

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