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.
Forpapers 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.