Runner Research Press Information for Authors

Introducing UTSA's open access repository of scholarly and creative works

What is it?

Runner Research Press is an online repository of scholarly and creative work produced at the university that stimulates research, discovery and learning with the goal of engaging and transforming our diverse communities through open, inclusive access. RRP is committed to recruiting content that reflects the diversity of the UTSA community and upholds the values of the institution.

Examples of types of materials that can be submitted to RRP include but are not limited to: 

  • Pre- and post-published scholarly research and articles
  • Presentations     
  • Images
  • Video and audio recordings
  • Working papers or technical reports
  • E-Journals and newsletters
  • Podcasts
  • Conference papers and posters
  • Student scholarly works sponsored by a faculty member 

Read more about Runner Research Press policies below.

Benefits of Depositing Your Work

Maximize the visibility and impact of your work 

Runner Research Press in an open access repository, which means that your work will be available to anyone with access to the Internet. There is some evidence that open access works are cited more often than those that are not open.

Runner Research Press is discoverable in Google and other search engines and harvesters. 

Permanent access and archiving

Works in RRP receive a stable URL that will never change. As members of the Texas Digital Library, RRP is securely stored and regularly backed up to multiple cloud storage servers, so you will never lose access to your work.

Compliance with funder mandates

Many major funders require the subsequent publications that follow grant funding be publicly available through an open access repository. Depositing your work in RRP will keep you in compliance with your grant requirements.

Easy access to supplementary materials and grey literature

Associated images, datasets and supplementary materials can be deposited along with the finished work. RRP also makes it easier for others to find "grey literature," or works that are not formally published such as conference presentations or discussion papers.