Kent Academic Repository (KAR)
For academic/research staff applying for promotions
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
- Getting started with KAR (pdf)
- Adding a publication from scratch (KentPlayer)
- Importing publications from an external source (KentPlayer)
- Contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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
To improve the accessibility of your work in KAR for people with disabilities, see top tips for creating accessible resources (pptx)
To convert a file into a more accessible format, use SensusAccess