Guides to Symplectic Elements
Symplectic Elements is accessible to anyone with a SSO*. It provides a tool for Oxford users to search for their publications by adding specific search terms and filters. Upon finding their publications, publications can then be 'claimed'. Once a publication has been claimed in Symplectic a full-text file can then be added to the record. Claimed publications from outside sources (PubMedCentral, Scopus, WebOfScience, etc) will be automatically transferred into the research archive. Those where full text files are added come through to a review stage, where ORA staff check the full text to ensure that it is in compliance with copyright and publisher policies and update as necessary.
*Symplectic Elements deposit can be done on the behalf of another individual - in Symplectic Elements a delegate ('impersonator') can be chosen to be given access to deposit on another users behalf.
Symplectic Elements accounts are automatically created for staff employed by the University on a research contract.
Other researchers requiring an account - for example college-only staff or DPhil students - can apply using the Symplectic new user request form and email it to the Symplectic helpdesk. All requests received by Thursdays will be processed the following Tuesday.
Yes. If you have an Oxford author affiliation or Oxford grant on the article we would welcome its deposit in our institutional repository ORA. You may also deposit at your new University.
If you previously had a Symplectic account whilst at the University
If you did not previously have a Symplectic account
If you have any queries about the above or require further assistance, please contact the Symplectic Helpdesk at firstname.lastname@example.org
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