espace

About Curtin Research Publications Collection

Traditionally the focus of the Curtin Research Publications Collection has been on scholarly and peer-reviewed publications by Curtin-affiliated authors.

Integration of espace with Elements, Curtin’s Publication Management System, now enables the research publications collection to capture a wider variety of traditional and non-traditional research outputs.

The collection contains over 80,000 metadata records and includes outputs such as journal articles, conference papers, book chapters, curated exhibitions and artefacts.

Display of full text documents is subject to copyright clearance. Full text documents are available for nearly 35% of the publications. Some documents become available after publisher embargoes are lifted.

Curtin Research Staff

Curtin’s Authorship, Peer Review and Publication of Research Outputs Procedures states Curtin researchers are responsible for disseminating research outputs through Curtin’s institutional open access repository, espace.

Curtin researchers deposit their research publications into espace through Elements, Curtin’s Publication Management System.

Curtin Higher Degree by Research (HDR) Students

HDR students wishing to deposit research publications into espace should contact their supervisor. As HDR students do not have access to Elements, deposit of research publications to espace is arranged on their behalf via supervisor or Curtin co-author.

Curtin Undergraduate Students

espace is not suitable as a repository for undergraduate content.

Curtin research outputs mandated for deposit in espace:

  • peer-reviewed journal articles
  • peer-reviewed conference papers
  • HDR theses
  • research outputs subject to funder open access policies.

Curtin research outputs recommended for deposit in espace:

  • books and book chapters
  • non-traditional research outputs (such as creative works and reports) or their representation.

Availability of full text in espace is subject to copyright provisions and publishing agreements associated with research outputs.

Curtin outputs not suitable for deposit in espace:

  • material intended for commercial purposes
  • content containing confidential or proprietary information
  • material where the Curtin author(s) do not have the right to make it available due to copyright and intellectual property restrictions
  • content not to be publicly accessible for reasons of privacy or cultural sensitivity
  • evidence of engagement and impact activities
  • dissertations/ theses associated with honours and postgraduate coursework
  • undergraduate research
  • research data. Visit Curtin Research Data Collection for further information on depositing research data.

Once researchers have determined their copyright obligations, the espace deposit process is completed via Elements, Curtin’s Publication Management System. This ensures research outputs detailed in Curtin Staff Profiles are linked directly to the espace record.

For information on depositing to espace via Elements refer to:

  • Curtin’s Elements Publications Manual, located under Help in Elements
  • The 2-minute video: espace Deposit Process