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Depositing Research Outputs: Home

1. On the top left of Pure, click on “Personal” tab and then click on the “Add Content” button to the right which will open a new window. 

Red add content button

2. Click on “research output” in the left-hand navigation.

3. Select “create from template” from the list of source options

Research output option leading to contribute to journal

4. Select the most appropriate option from the list; hover your cursor over menu items in this window to view explanatory text for each category

5. Once the type is selected you can then select the sub type

6. Each of the main categories has sub categories to the right – ensure that you select the output type that best fits your output

Publication information data entry page

7. Select whether the output is peer-reviewed or not

8. Select appropriate publication status – add publication status and date:

  • In preparation – output that you are writing/researching
  • Submitted – output that has been submitted to a publisher for consideration
  • Accepted/In press – date that publisher accepts output for publication (after peer-review, prior to typesetting)
  • Epub Ahead of Print – online version has been published (this may be followed by hardcopy being published at a later date)
  • Published – date published in hardcopy format, or in complete journal volume online
  • Note – Date must be in format:  dd/mmm/yyyy

9. Original language  - default is English – if in different language change through drop down box – if language is not there, email and they will arrange to have it added to the selection

10. Complete as many of the additional metadata fields as possible – this will vary depending on the publication stage


Adding the Accepted Manuscript, DOI and electronic links to the record

Adding the file type

Click on “Add electronic version”, a pop up window will appear

Upload add DOI or add link

  • Click on upload an electronic version
  • Add the file you have (leave it as word file – and don’t worry about the title – research support staff will change file format and name for increased visibility)
  • Select Document Version – this should be accepted manuscript
  • Public access to file – select unknown – research support staff will check copyright and apply appropriate access.
  • Click on create
  • Repeat process to add DOI – add the number not the url – e.g., 1 0.1016/j.apnum.2020.03.00 – if adding DOI – this will be publisher’s version.

Uploading screen



  • Ensure that if your output links to other outputs, research activities, datasets, projects that you add them to the relations section of the record.
  • Click on any type of relation and a drop down of existing records will appear – select the record/s that relate to this record.

When you have added as much data as possible, if your output is at the publication status of in preparation, or submitted – then change the record status to “Entry in Progress”.  If your output is at accepted/in press, epub ahead of print or published change the record status to “for validation”.

If an output has already been validated, and you have made changes to the record, change the record status to “for revalidation” – this will generally be the case with published outputs.

Status bar with progress

Don’t forget to click on the blue “Save” button (or you will lose all your work!)

Once an output has been validated (metadata and copyright checked by research support staff) it will be made available through the public pure portal – note – outputs that are accepted will only have the metadata available – not the accepted manuscript – this will remain closed until the output has been published.

Note – the same steps can be followed for different output types – though the required fields may vary somewhat – and date of acceptance is not required for outputs other than journal articles and conference proceedings.