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    Research Integrity

    White Rose University Press is committed to providing quality books and journals. We ensure the academic integrity of our publications through a number of mechanisms.


    Peer review

    All research output in both books and journals is thoroughly peer reviewed by external reviewers. All of our journals are required to adhere to the COPE guidelines for best practice.


    Anti-plagiarism checking

    All articles submitted to WRUP journals are automatically screened for plagiarism by the CrossCheck system from CrossRef. This system compares incoming articles to a large database of academic content, and alerts editors to any possible issues.



    All our content is assigned a Digital Object Identifier (DOI). This means that all our references are made available so that citations can be tracked by the publishing community. All of our article metadata is openly available for harvesting by indexing services via OAI-PMH and the journals are registered with Open Archives.



    As members of CLOCKSS (Controlled Lots of Copies Keep Stuff Safe) our content is regularly archived with many of the world's leading research libraries. The CLOCKSS archive ensures that WRUP content will always be made available as open access, in any eventuality.


    No Lock-in

    WRUP uses open, non-proprietary standards for all of its content, meaning that it can be easily transferred to archives and other publishers. All of our article XML is compliant with the Journal Archiving Tag Suite (JATS) schema.

    We endorse and adhere to the UKSG Transfer Code of Practice, which ensures that when a journal transfers between publishers, that librarians, editors, and other publishers are informed and treated fairly.


    Open Licenses

    All WRUP content is released under open licenses from Creative Commons.