Runner Research Press Information for Authors
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 and its commitment to inclusive excellence:
The University of Texas at San Antonio, a Hispanic Serving Institution situated in a global city that has been a crossroads of peoples and cultures for centuries, values diversity and inclusion in all aspects of university life. As an institution expressly founded to advance the education of Mexican Americans and other underserved communities, our university is committed to ending generations of discrimination and inequity. UTSA, a premier public research university, fosters academic excellence through a community of dialogue, discovery and innovation that embraces the uniqueness of each voice.
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
- Video and audio recordings
- Working papers or technical reports
- E-Journals and newsletters
- Conference papers and posters
- Student scholarly works sponsored by a faculty member
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.