WRAP - Warwick Research Archive Portal
- Open Access?
- Benefits of submitting your work to WRAP
- What can you submit to WRAP?
- How do you submit to WRAP?
- Want more information?
Warwick Research Archive Portal (WRAP) is the University of Warwick’s institutional repository. The concept of an institutional repository is part of the growing change in the model of scholarly communications and from the Open Access movement; they are designed to house and preserve the research outputs of a single institution in a way that supports and promotes the research community. As much as possible all the content in WRAP is full text and openly available online.
Open Access is the idea that research should be made accessible online, at no charge, as soon after publication as possible to promote an accelerated exchange of ideas and information. In addition to this many research funders now require research they have funded to be made available in an open way and institutional repositories are a way for author’s to achieve this. More information about open access can be found here.
- People will become more aware of your work as it will be more visible and the more places your article exists on the Web, the greater the chance of it being read and cited
- The Library will create professional quality metadata (catalogue records) to describe your work
- Those metadata records and the full text of your work will be open to indexing by Google and other search engines, again raising visibility of your work
- WRAP staff will check the publisher’s policy on open access before making anything publicly available and set an appropriate access level. We would never knowingly make anything available that the publisher would not allow us to do so
- WRAP will link to the final published version where possible and maintain that link, thus providing you with a persistent URL to your article. If used consistently this will help to boost the Google ranking of your article
- Once a paper is submitted to WRAP we make the commitment to preserve your work in the long term and provide you with a permanent url where your work can be located, whichever institution you are based at.
- More information on the benefits of submitting to WRAP can be found here.
The work represented in WRAP is chiefly journal articles and doctoral theses but we also contain book chapters, conference proceedings, working papers and more. Since the start of the 08/09 academic year there has been a mandate in place for all students to submit their doctoral theses electronically as well as in hard copy. According to the permissions granted to us by the students we have made many of these available in WRAP. You can submit any version of your paper to WRAP, but we are most likely to be able to use the accepted version (after peer review and before publisher’s formatting, this is also known as ‘author's final version or post-print). If we are unable to use the version you have submitted we will contact you directly to try to trace the permitted version. If you have published your article in an Open Access journal, we can often use the final version of your work, subject to publisher’s permissions.
If we ask an author to send us an individual, specific article to us, we will have checked the copyright situation in advance. We will be sure to only ask you for the version which your publisher allows repository deposit of. If you have found papers of yours in WRAP that you have not submitted directly the following FAQ may give you more information.
Submission is as quick and easy as we can make it! Simply upload the text, tell us which version it is and cut and paste a reference for the work onto the form found here. We also ask you to agree with our submission agreement (text linked from the submission form) which enables us to be sure that we are not trespassing on any of your rights as an author. The WRAP team will take over from there. To save you time we are also linked to the Expertise/MyProfile system used by Research Support Services. Any work submitted to WRAP will appear on your MyProfile account and if you use their service to create your departmental profile the reference will appear with the link back to the record in WRAP allowing people to access the material directly. Alternatively, if you don’t use the MyProfile system to create your staff page, as mentioned the WRAP url is persistent and can be used to link to the record from your homepage manually.
- WRAP itself is at: http://wrap.warwick.ac.uk
- To see the latest additions to WRAP you can follow @wrap_papers on twitter or click here.
- If you're looking for instructions on how to use the WRAP repository then please see our tips on searching WRAP.
- There is a lot more information about WRAP on our Repository FAQs page.