WRaP and Open Access
WRaP and Open Access
Worcester Research and Publications (WRaP)
WRaP is the Worcester Research and Publications Institutional Repository. It is the University of Worcester’s online research collection containing copies of the research and publications written by staff from the institution. WRaP includes research outputs in a wide range of formats e.g. journal articles, book chapters, conference papers, PhD theses and images of artwork. It enables the University to compile a record of our intellectual effort. The full text is provided where we are allowed to do this under copyright law.
Full time research students and staff can upload their research outputs to WRaP. For information on how to upload documents go to the Guide to Depositing Items.
It is important that copyright regulations are followed when depositing items. You can check what is allowed by individual journal publishers by using the SHERPA/RoMEO service. Click here for further information about Intellectual Property rights.
Open Access Sources
Open Access research material is free for anyone with an internet connection to read and download.
To search other repositories go to:
- Intute Repository Search: searches across 95 repositories.
- OAIster: American based union catalogue of academically-orientated digital resources.
- OpenDOAR: Directory of Open Access repositories providing links to over 1,300 repositories worldwide.
- Registry of Open Access Repositories (ROAR): Listing of over 1,255 repositories worldwide.
- SHERPA: This site provides facilities to search all SHERPA partner repositories, all UK repositories and OpenDOAR repository contents.
To find Open Access journals go to:
- BioMedCentral: Access to free peer-reviewed scientific articles covering medical research and biology.
- Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ): This service covers free, full-text academic journals listing over 3,900 journals.
- Public Library of Science (PLoS): Access to scientific and medical literature.
- UK Pubmed Central (UKPMC): Access to a free archive of life sciences journals.