After all your efforts to get your research published you'll want to make sure that it reaches the widest audience possible.
The tips below should help you to share and promote your research to maximise readership, attention to your research and possibly boost future citations.
Congratulations, your output has been accepted for publication!
There is one very important thing to do now to make sure that you comply with university, funder and REF policies on Open Access.
The CentAUR team will make sure that you have sent the correct version of your output and will check the publisher's policies on open access. It may be that your output may not be available to download from the repository for up to two years depending on the publisher's embargo. However, by making sure that the output is in the repository, you will fulfill your funder's policies on open access and your output should comply with the open access requirements for submissions to the next Research Excellence Framework exercise (REF 2021).
CentAUR is not just a compliance tool for authors. Each month, thousands of readers from across the world access the content in CentAUR and download the manuscripts. This can be a vital way for researchers without access to a well-resourced library to access the latest research. The access and download statistics for CentAUR are posted on the Open Research at Reading Blog each month.
There are lots of ways to promote your research and make sure that it reaches a larger audience.
Sharing your work can make sure that as many people as possible see and read your outputs
Share your research legally
Most publishers have details on how you can share your work on their websites. - see below for some useful links to publisher sites.
There's also a useful tool, howcanishareit that will tell you what permissions you have to share an article based on the doi.