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Open Access Research: PEARL

What is PEARL



What is PEARL?

PEARL (Plymouth Electronic Archive and Research Library) is Plymouth University's open access repository of full text research outputs, including research theses.

PEARL showcases the University's research and aims to increase the visibility and impact of research, enhancing the reputation of both researchers and the University. PEARL supports open access to research, enabling you to share your outputs with other researchers and the general public.

PEARL can be accessed at:

Benefits of PEARL:

  • Enables open access to your research, satisfying funder mandates
  • Enables harvesting of full text research outputs by major search engines, other repositories and services like EThOSPrimo and Google Scholar, increasing the visibility and impact of your research.
  • Safe-guards and preserves your (and the University’s) research outputs
  • Promotes re-use and collaboration


PEARL Deposit Agreements