We’re pleased that SGUL’s open access institutional repository, SORA (St George’s Online Research Archive) has now made over one thousand full text publications written by researchers at SGUL freely available online.
Many of the big funders in biomedical and life sciences research require publications reporting the results of research they’ve funded to be available on open access, because open access will
- Allow research to have maximum impact around the world, by letting researchers read and build on work already done ( You Tube How Open Access Empowered a 16-Year-Old to Make Cancer Breakthrough)
- Increase citation advantage (PLOS One article on citation advantage)
- Increase visibility and discoverability of your research (SHERPA FAQs explain how Google & Google Scholar search favours OAI-repository material and normally ranks it higher than an individuals’ websites)
- Engage more members of the public with your research (podcast with Peter Suber)
Research Publications and Open Access