Headline stats for 2020
5086 new publication records added (total of 124,957)
2989 new full text publications made available (total 26,582)
Our three most viewed publications were:
- Agroecosystem management and nutritional quality of plant foods: The case of organic fruits and vegetables
- Associations between childhood maltreatment and inflammatory markers
- Cars, EVs and battery recycling forecasts and economic models
Author profile pages were also some of our most popular pages, so we’d encourage researchers to keep their publication list is up-to-date.
Adding publications to ePrints makes them eligible for REF, but also means they are more visible and can have more impact. We optimise ePrints for research discovery and syndicate content to aggregation services such as CORE and unpaywall. That helps people find free versions of research that would otherwise be inaccessible to them as well as making text and data mining more feasible.
Our aim for 2021 is to increase the proportion of research outputs we make open access in ePrints. That will be helped by our new transformative agreements with publishers that make open access free for our authors and by funder policies like that of the Wellcome Trust and Plan S that increasingly mandate this.