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Research Publications Service (RPS)

The Research Publications Service is an online platform providing a hub for UCL researchers to manage a central record of their research outputs.

The Research Publications Service is now supported by UCL Library Services where how to guides and answers to frequently asked questions are available.

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Key Features

  • Open to a variety of formats – including articles and conference papers, books and book chapters, and outputs from conferences, workshops and meetings held at UCL or organised by UCL researchers
  • Identifies and highlights metadata for publication type
  • Publications can appear in date order, to effectively provide a timeline
  • For accessibility, you can nominate a proxy to update publications data on your behalf
  • A citable resource for your research


The Research Publications Service (RPS) is UCL's internal publications management system. It works by capturing researcher’s publications from a range of sources such as Scopus, Web of Science, and CrossRef. Researchers can add records for publications manually and can import publications lists.

UCL researchers upload their manuscripts in RPS, which are then made open access in UCL’s repository, UCL Discovery. Publications in RPS populate researchers' IRIS profiles, which publicly showcase research. 

Videos demonstrating how to claim and upload publications are available on our Managing publications in RPS and Getting started with RPS: checklist webpages. 

It is important that researchers maintain their list of publications, regularly review suggestions for publications and claim or reject them, and upload accepted manuscripts to comply with the REF open access policy.

Service Information and Support

The Research Publications Service is now supported by UCL Library Services where how to guides and answers to frequently asked questions are available.

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