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Research Support: eResearch: QMU's Institutional Repository

Advice and support for scholarly communications.

Depositing your research

This page contains information on what to deposit in QMU's institutional repository, eResearch, and how to deposit it.  More information can be found on our guide to QMU's repositories, below:


What goes into eResearch?

  • Peer-reviewed journal articles
  • Books and book chapters (not textbooks, technical chapters or teaching materials)
  • Conference proceedings with papers
  • Government reports, where open access is permissible
  • Working papers, where open access is permissible
  • Editorials, including guest editorials, in prestigious journals
  • Practice as research
  • Items ‘In Press’ but not items submitted for review.

What is excluded from eResearch?

  • Textbooks, technical chapters or teaching materials
  • Videos
  • Abstracts
  • Photographs
  • Posters
  • Newspaper reviews
  • Talks at other HEIs
  • Other types of material not considered as research outputs

Depositing your research

How to deposit

Please send the item(s) you would like to deposit as an attachment to Repository staff will check publisher permissions and embargo periods ensure your item is deposited accordingly.

Which version to send?

Most publishers will permit deposit of the accepted manuscript version – also known as post print, AAM, author accepted manuscript, accepted author manuscript.  This is the version that has been accepted for publication following any changes made during peer review, but before any publisher formatting has been added.

For a handy guide to versions, please see the Open Access Button’s Version Explainer

For more information, please see our Library Guide to Depositing in eResearch.

Depositing your data

Please send any data you would like depositing to, with the following information:

  • Author(s) – names of people responsible for creating the data
  • Title – of the dataset and any associated file(s)
  • Abstract – a short description about the data (you might want to include any appropriate information about how the data was gathered, analysed, restrictions on access, etc.)
  • Date the data was gathered
  • A QMU contact email address we can use for anyone who might want to get in touch for more information about the data

Depositing items for REF

Follow the above procedure, but include details about the date of acceptance, ideally forwarding your acceptance email to

For more information, please see our page on REF.

Repositories at QMU

eResearch is Queen Margaret University’s institutional repository.  Its purpose is to maximise the visibility, usage and impact of QMU’s research output by maximising online access to it for all would-be users and researchers worldwide. 

eData is QMU's data repository.

eTheses is a repository for dissertations and theses by QMU's undergraduate and postgraduate students and PhD and Professional Doctorate candidates.  PhD and professional doctorate theses are open access, while undergraduate and postgraduate dissertations are available to QMU staff and students only.

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