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Kent Academic Repository (KAR)

Log into KAR with your Kent IT account details

The Kent Academic Repository (KAR) is our institutional repository.


  • is designed to help others discover and access your work
  • enables you to comply with Open Access policies of the University and for the post-2014 REF

Evidence suggests that publishing your work as Open Access makes it more likely to be cited. More about Open Access at Kent

Support and training

What you can add to KAR

KAR allows you to add journal articles, books, book chapters, reports, working papers and multimedia. You can also add examples of the impact of your work, such as articles, interviews, talks, conference papers, and slides.

When you add your work to KAR you first of all create a record of it. You then add the work itself, copyright permitting.

Records in KAR are periodically sampled and checked for compliance with the REF guidelines and publisher copyright requirements.


If you want to upload a peer-reviewed journal article, check SHERPA/RoMEO for the copyright policy of your journal.

If you have concerns about the copyright status of your work, please check the Checking journal compliance guide (pdf) or contact the IS research support team for advice.

When you deposit a file you declare that it can be lawfully published to KAR and does not, to the best of your knowledge, infringe the copyright or other intellectual property rights of any other person or party. See the University's copyright policy and guidelines.

Enhance your staff profile web page

Your staff profile on your Academic School website can pull in a list of your publications from KAR - see an example.

To enable this for your own profile page, ask your School's web publisher to use the KAR list snippet.

Depositing your thesis or dissertation

See the advice on depositing your thesis for postgraduates

Accessible formats

To improve the accessibility of your work in KAR for people with disabilities, see top tips on how to make your publications accessible.

To convert a file into a more accessible format, use SensusAccess


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Last Updated: 18/07/2018