Monday, 7 December 2015

New features on ARAN (Access to Research at NUI Galway)

A recent upgrade of the ARAN (Access to Research at NUI Galway) platform has added some new features. Usage data for each item is now displayed alongside Scopus citations and Altmetrics information (when it is available from the publisher). Altmetrics measures the attention research is attracting on social media. View an example of these new features at
In the new version of ARAN the official published version of each article is explicitly promoted.

Usage data for each item

A key benefit of uploading articles to ARAN (Access to Research at NUI Galway) is the extra discoverability it offers via Google and RIAN ( the single portal to the repositories of the seven Irish universities. Open Access publishing also provides a citation advantage. Seventy-five studies have investigated this. The results of forty-six of the studies report a positive impact of open access publishing on citations. Study results by discipline are available at

For further information about adding your publications to ARAN email Trish Finnan at

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