These pages contain information about Open Access, bibliometrics and publishing strategies, as well as detailed user information and guides to SLU's open archive Epsilon and SLU's database SLUpub.
Open Access means making scientific texts freely available online, for instance in the Epsilon archive. Anyone with an internet connection can then read, use and download the scientific articles. This is of great importance for science, people in the developing world, and not least for the general public. By publishing open access you will also comply with the SLU vice-chancellor’s request where SLU researchers are asked to make their publications Open Access.
Bibliometrics is an information science utilizing a set of methods such as citation analysis to study scientific publication patterns and impact.
By using a strategy, you can increase the visibility of your publications, and improve the chances to get cited. A benefit for you, your team, your department and SLU since the number of citations and the number of publications constitute the basic data for various bibliometric analyses used for allocation of research and research evaluation.
SLUpub is the university's publication database, a system for creating full bibliographic coverage of all SLU publications. SLUpub is also a tool for following up performance within units and faculties as well as for the university as a whole. SLUpub contains no fulltexts, only information about publications.
All dissertations, student projects, fact sheets and reports at SLU are published in the SLU electronic archive Epsilon. As a researcher at SLU you are also welcome to deposit your other publications in Epsilon.