Runner Research Press Information for Authors

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

Information for Students

What are the benefits of uploading my research into Runner Research Press (RRP)?

  • RRP is an open access repository, which means that your work will be available to anyone on the Internet. 
  • There is evidence that open access works are cited by other authors more often than those that are not open.
  • RRP is discoverable in most search engines and harvesters, so others will find for your work in Google, Bing, & etc. 
  • Works in RRP have a permanent URL, are securely stored, and regularly backed up, so you will never lose access to your work.

If I submit my research/poster/data into the repository, will I be able to publish it later on?

  • It depends on where you plan to publish; some journals will not publish work that was previously published or deposited in a repository.
  • It is always a good idea to consult your PI, faculty advisor, or mentor about this question.
  • To help with this, UTSA Libraries can place an embargo on your submission until a date of your choosing.

What is an embargo and should I select one when submitting to the repository?

  • An embargo means that your work cannot be downloaded from the repository until a specified date. 
  • The system will automatically make your submission available after your specified embargo period.
  • Consult with your PI, faculty advisor, or mentor to determine if an embargo is right for your work.

Do I need to check with my PI/Faculty advisor before submitting to the repository?

  • Yes! They can best advise you about the norms in your specific area of research.
  • It is especially important to talk to your faculty member if they will be listed as an author on the research.

Is it mandatory to submit my research to the repository?

  • No. While we encourage submission, it is not required.
  • In some instances, it may be in your best interest to not make your work open access by submitting to the repository. Consult with your advisor or contact the Scholarly Communication Librarian for more information.