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In the last year, SRI Open Access  http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk has almost doubled its size. There are currently 4391 papers posted on the site, most of which include the full text. The papers are highly visible on Google and receive a high number of downloads: 263100 full-text downloads in the last year. SRI Open Access papers also have a strong international presence, as  86% of the downloads come from numerous countries outside the UK.

On average, our usage statistics show that SRI Open Access receives about 22000 downloads per month, with a mean of 5 downloads per paper per month. Of course, some papers are more popular than others: for example, usage tends to be highest for items not previously available online, like book chapters, monographs and some conference papers. SRI Open Access does not only provide access to the full text, but also ensures the papers have a strong online presence and are easily found.


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SRI Open Access is primarily a full text repository; however, it now includes abstracts only for special types of research outputs. Surrey staff advance on research not only by writing journal papers, but also by by writing book and book chapters and creating compositions, performances, artefacts, patents, images, videos, computing programs, etc.

SRI Open Access contains bibliographic data with abstracts for books and book chapters as well as for any other research output whose visibility might be much lower in comparison to journal articles or that it can not be made publicly available.  However, SRI Open Access contains neither bibliographic data  alone for any type of publication nor bibliographic data with abstract for journal articles.

SRI Open Access can hold a variety of files, such as video, audio and zip files, among others.

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