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About UCL Discovery

UCL Discovery is UCL's open access repository, showcasing and providing access to UCL research outputs, including journal articles, book chapters, conference proceedings, digital web resources and theses from all UCL disciplines. The full text of thousands of publications are available to browse and download in UCL Discovery through Green and Gold open access options. See the most-downloaded publications on our statistics page.

UCL researchers deposit their publications in UCL Discovery via UCL's publication management systems RPS (Research Publications Service). The publication details are either harvested, imported, or manually entered in RPS for display in UCL Discovery. See the RPS FAQ for help with managing your publications in RPS.

This diagram helps to explain the relationship between UCL Discovery, UCL's Research Publications Service (RPS), and Institutional Research Information System (IRIS).

UCL's publications policy states a copy of each research publication should be made openly available from UCL Discovery, copyright permitting.

The open access policy for the next REF requires researchers to deposit the final manuscript of all publications within 3 months of acceptance.

The UCL Discovery FAQ provides information on functionality and tools available for researchers, or you can contact the UCL Discovery Team for help.

Deposit in UCL Discovery

UCL researchers need to maintain their publication records in RPS (UCL's Research Publications Service). The final accepted manuscript for each publication should be deposited in UCL Discovery via RPS.

UCL Discovery staff will check copyright and the version deposited before making publications openly available.

Step by step deposit instructions are available on the Open Access team's deposit pages.

For help uploading files, please contact the UCL Discovery team.

UCL Theses

UCL Discovery includes the full text of thousands of UCL doctoral level theses which can be accessed immediately or after a stipulated period. Use the Advanced Search to find e-theses, or browse by year or by author.

The deposit of doctoral research e-theses is mandatory where candidates are receiving a UCL award; e-theses deposit guidelines provide more information on depositing as a condition of award and on depositing your e-thesis to the ProQuest Electronic Theses and Dissertations: ETD service.

Copyright and use

Using and re-using publications in UCL Discovery

The copyright owner, usually the publisher or the author, retains the copyright of publications held in UCL Discovery.

Unless otherwise stated, you may download and print a single copy of any item in UCL Discovery for your personal, non-commercial use without prior permission or charge, provided that you correctly refer to this paper when making use of the content, either as a direct quotation or as a source of information (see 'Citing research' below).

Further use of any items from UCL Discovery may infringe copyright. If the material is required for any other purpose, you should contact the author or publisher directly.

Citing Research

To cite items found in UCL Discovery correctly, please always cite the published (or unpublished) source, and that it is available in UCL Discovery. For example, the discussion paper "Immigration, wages, and compositional amenities" by D. Card, C. Dustmann and I. Preston would be cited as per the reference at the top of the UCL Discovery record:

Card, D., Dustmann, C., & Preston, I. (2009). Immigration, wages, and compositional amenities. CReAM Discussion Papers (CDP 29/09). Centre for the Research and Analysis of Migration (CReAM), London, UK. Available at http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/18906/
We advise consulting the publisher's version before citing items held in UCL Discovery.

Copyright for UCL authors

UCL's Copyright pages offer general advice on copyright, including information about author's own copyright, including links to UCL's policy on Intellectual Property Rights (IPR).

For advice on open access licensing, including Creative Commons licences, contact the Open Access Team.