Informatics@Edinburgh Publications provides a portal to the non-thesis publications of the School of Informatics. Members of the School of Informatics are strongly encouraged to submit all their non-thesis publications to this portal via the publication submission form. The wider the coverage of the portal, the more effective it will be.
The portal contains publication information on each submitted publication, together with an optional link to the full paper. This link can take one of two forms:
You can also choose not to provide a link to the full paper, but we hope you will provide a link, since the portal is obviously more effective if it provides ready access to the paper. If you choose option 2 then you will need to assign non-exclusive electronic publication rights to the School of Informatics to ensure that the School does not infringe copyright by making your paper available. Note that you can't provide both a url and a pdf, since there is only one link to the full paper in each portal entry.
Independent researchers within the School of Informatics may submit papers for inclusion in Informatics@Edinburgh Publications at will. Other members of the School, e.g. students, can submit papers only with the approval of their supervisor.
If you provide the url of a remote location then the School assumes that whoever is responsible for this location will already have the necessary copyright permissions to mount the paper. [If the url points to one of your personal pages then do ensure that you have the necessary copyright permission.] In this case, no manual processing of your submission is required and your publication will automatically appear in the portal the next time it is updated (usually overnight).
If you want to submit a pdf of your paper to the portal, then it is essential that the School has the right to publish it. This will automatically be the case if the School's policy on publications has been adhered to. This can entail amending the publisher's copyright assignment form. To help you do this, we have provided some advice and some exemplars of amended copyright forms that have been accepted by publishers. One author of each submitted publication is required to sign a declaration to indicate that the School's policy has been followed for this publication. A signed form must be received by the portal administrators before the publication can be included in the portal.
Regardless of how the web-based submission form is filled in, the names used for authors on indexes published on the web are their "formal names" as they appear in the Informatics database. These are the names used in the online telephone directory, not including any informal names which that list provides in parentheses.
The submission procedure is as follows:
The portal administrator is Tamise Totterdell. Email about the administration of
the portal should be sent to
Informatics Forum, 10 Crichton Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9AB, Scotland, UK
Tel: +44 131 651 5661, Fax: +44 131 651 1426, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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