Following the successful partnership with ScienceOpen who host UCL Press’s journals online, the research collections bring together records of UCL authored published articles, pre-prints, book chapters, conference proceedings, working papers and reports from a global database, into specific themes.
The first collection launched earlier in 2020 collated UCL’s COVID-19 research to bring together all UCL records for research on the pandemic into one place. With over 900+ publications listed receiving over 22,000 views, the collection continues to grow as new content is added as and when it is published.
As well as the collection of all UCL’s COVID-19 research outputs, a second collection of UCL sustainable development-related research launched in December 2020. Divided into the 17 separate UN SDGs, users can view UCL research related to each of the goals and filter each collection by key words. The UCL SDG collections can be accessed from UCL’s new SDG website that highlights a range of activity at UCL in support of the SDGs.
Each collection uses metadata (catalogue descriptions) to pull in research from a range of outlets from traditional commercial journals to pre-print servers. Where the research is open access, the platform makes the full text of the publication available.Click here to read the original press release.