Showcasing the publications, research interests, activities and academic achievement of PolyU scholars, the PIRA aims to increase the visibility of the University’s research and facilitate knowledge transfer.
1) Researcher profiles:
Showcasing publications, research interests
and professional activities.
2) Researcher Identifications:
Displaying ORCiD, ResearcherID and Scopus
Author ID on a single page.
3) Research Outputs:
Not limited to full-text journal articles with bibliometrics, but also covers other types of research outputs such as projects, conference papers, awards and presentations.
Benefits of depositing research work in PIRA
A complete catalogue of your research and teaching activities.
Discoverable by Google, Google Scholar and other search engines, the PIRA can increase the visibility of your publication and profile via the internet.
Works in PIRA are permanently archived for you.
Let potential research collaborators locate you using PIRA thus promoting research partnerships and facilitating knowledge transfer
Obtain number of views, cites and downloads for your publications in PIRA
As an open access repository, by showcasing your research publications in PIRA, you can increase your chances of being discovered and then cited
For Faculties and Departments:
A one-stop source to collect and showcase the department's researchers and research outputs
Department's research outputs and statistics can be obtained efficiently
For the University:
Exposes and disseminates the University's research to the rest of the world.
Maximises the visibility and impact of PolyU's research
Showcases the University to industry, potential collaborators, prospective staff and students and other stakeholders
Encourages and facilitiates interdisciplinary research
Copyright & PIRA
Do I have to check the copyright before depositing materials in PIRA?
Library provides help in checking the copyright of each submitted full-text publication before making it available in PIRA for open access. Many publishers allow authors to archive the "accepted manuscript" version of their articles in an institutional repository. If relevant permissions cannot be obtained, only the description of the item will be posted.
Will depositing in PIRA prevent journals from accepting and publishing my research?
Appropriate version of your research manuscript will only be made available in the PIRA after the journals have accepted and will publish your research work.
Can I deposit works produced with co-author(s) from multiple institutions?
Sure, as long as you are one of the co-authors, and the work is produced when you are working in PolyU.