Adding files to Pure


1. Create a publication in Pure

Log into Pure using your normal College username and password. Click on the green button ‘Add new’.

Click on the heading ‘Research Output’ and select the appropriate publication type. Enter as many publication details as known at the time of manuscript acceptance.

2. Add the documents to the publication record

The output manuscript needs to be added to Pure. If an output contains any tables or figures, please combine these in one file with the manuscript (where possible). The documents should be added in a PDF  file format. If supplementary materials were submitted with an output, these files should also be added to Pure. 

To add a file to the publication record, scroll down to the section "Electronic version(s), and related files and links" and click on "Add electronic version (file, DOI or link)"

 Pure electronic version section

To upload a file, click on the link "Upload an electronic version".

 Pure upload an electronic version

In the section "Document version", select "Accepted author manuscript" when uploading the output file(s).

In the section "Public access to file", select "Closed" for all documents. Articles added to Pure will be checked by the OA Team in the Library and kept closed until the file can be made OA depending on the publisher's policy. This might be on acceptance, at publication or it may be after any embargo period has ended. The OA Team will set embargoes on behalf of authors. 

Click on the blue button "Create" to add the document.

Pure upload file form

3. Add the DOI and any URL's

This is done by scrolling to the "Electronic version(s) and related files and links" section and clicking on "Add electronic version" and selecting the DOI and / or URL link: 


 Pure DOIs URLs


4. Save the record

To complete the process, click on the blue "Save" button. Please update the publication record once the output has been published and the full bibliographic details are known

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Updated 9th July 2021

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