Making your publications Open Access, makes them available to a wider audience and guarantees the long-term preservation of your outputs so that future generations can access them. This raises your profile and also helps you to meet your funder and the REF Open Access requirements
In addition, you may wish to share your outputs through other routes.
Caution should be applied regarding what is revealed about research before publication. Many academic publishers will not accept pre-published work, including work that has been posted on the internet via blogs, social networks, etc.
Sharing your published works
Before sharing your work, check what your publisher allows you to do. Many publishers offer information about their sharing policies, but please be aware that your publisher may restrict where you can share your work and which version you can use.
Find out about how to retain your rights to your papers, so that you can more easily share your work published in journals and conference proceedings..
Always deposit your outputs in SHURA using Elements. SHURA guarantees long-term Open Access to your research outputs, supports harvesting of your metadata and publications and supports the long-term preservation of your work.