Skip to Main Content

Library Research Support

Adding a plain language summary on Elements / SHURA

Providing a plain language summary with your work, makes your research more accessible to a lay or public audience, by presenting it in a clear and jargon free way.

You can provide a plain language summary to accompany an accepted or published journal or conference papers which you are depositing on Elements.

For papers you are adding manually

There are two ways you can add a summary when you are creating a new record for a journal article or conference paper in Elements:

  • If your summary has been published online, for example on a journal’s webpages or on a service such as Kudos, enter a link to your summary in the ‘Plain language URL’ field which can be found as an ‘Additional information’ field.
  • If you wish to create a summary you can enter the text into the ‘Plain language summary’ field which can be found in the ‘Additional information’ section.

For papers with a record on Elements/SHURA

If there is already a record for your paper on Elements/SHURA and you would like a lay summary to be added, please contact the Library Research Support Team who can arrange for the amendments to be made.

You may also be interested in this information about writing a plain language summary.

Adsetts Library [map pdf]
Collegiate Library [map pdf]

Sheffield Hallam University
City Campus, Howard Street
Sheffield S1 1WB
Sheffield Hallam Library Signifier