USN Open Archive is the institutional repository of the University of South-Eastern Norway. Here you will find academic and scientific works in full-text. All the content in the institutional repository is in open access and available for everyone.
The institutional repository contains academic articles, PHD theses, master theses as well as some bachelor theses. USN Open Archive is a part of the national collaboration BIBSYS Brage, where over 50 institutions publish their publications.
In addition, you will find publications from: AiR – Nasjonalt kompetansesenter for arbeidsretta rehabilitering, Sykehuset Telemark, Telemark Research Institute Bø (TRI), Telemark Research Institute Notodden (TRI) and Tel-Tek.
The benefits of USN Open Archive
For the author, publishing a paper/article in USN Open Archive, will lead to:
- Safe storing of the publications (permanent URL and routines for long-term saving)
- Increased availability through channels like Oria and NORA (Norwegian Open Research Archives), which may lead to more reader and more citations.
- The opportunity for parallel publishing, in addition to the original publishing source
- Increased visibility, providing international access for researches living in developing countries
- Higher ranking in Google Scholar and Google when the author’s full name is searched for
- Opportunity to link to a certain publication from other web pages, for example from the author's curriculum vita
- The possibility to collect statistics of access to the published material:
- Total views and monthly views last six months
- The number of downloads
- Location of readers
To the university and to people outside out organization, USN Open Archive will mean:
- Easy access to and overview of the university's academic output and student papers
- Free access to research done at USN
Do you wish to make your paper/report etc available in full-text to others?
For information on how to procced, please contact your campus library.