Certain services require you to register with the system
so that it can
identify you, such as the document depositing
services. To do this click on the Create Account
link in the toolbar above. You will be asked for your name,
address (which is a necessary part of the registration process) and to
choose a username and password. On pressing the register
button you will be sent an email with a link to activate your
account. When you have done this you will be able to login
the link in the toolbar above. When you do so the toolbar
contain a link to your profile page. The profile page has a
Modify Profile button, which takes you to a page where you can enter
further information about yourself. This page includes the
- we recommend that you leave it as hidden
Organisation, Address, Country:
We do not recommend that you enter your full address, but would like you to
fill in at least the country and either the organisation field or a
place name in the address field such as the city where you live.
If you have a website, we would like you to enter it here.
An important feature of Quantropy is to provide readers with
some information about the authors of papers submitted here.
Submitting a paper
To start the process of submitting a paper click on the Manage
deposits link in the toolbar, then press the New Item button.
There this takes you to the Item Type page. We
recommend that you leave this as Quantropy
eprint, unless you are submitting a paper which has been
published elsewhere, in which case you can choose Article, which
allows you to enter publication details of your paper
next screen allows you to upload the document itself. Note
only pdf files are allowed in the Quantropy repository. If
paper is in another format we recommend that you convert it to a pdf
file with a utility such as PrimoPDF. The new document can be selected
browse button, but it is
important to remember to upload the document
using the Upload button. It is not necessary to
fill in any of
the other fields on this page.
Pressing the Next button takes you
to the Details page, where you should enter the title and
abstract of your paper. Under publication details, you can
give links to related URL, in particular you can give a link to an external
page where people can discuss your article (this might be a page of a
blog), and you can give a link to supplementary material, for instance
if the paper you are submitting is a summary of a project you have
carried out and more information is available on your website. If
your paper is a commentary on another paper in the Quantropy repository
enter its identifying number in the Commentary on area (press
check button after you have entered the number to make sure that you
have entered the correct number) The Creators section allows
enter the names of the authors of the paper. I you are the
author you won't need to enter anything as your name will already have
entered. You can enter information into the remaining
sections of this page, but this is not required.
If you are a Full Member then you can link to a copy of you paper elsewhere
instead of uploading it to Quantropy. Enter the URL into the 'External URL'
field of the Publication Details section of the Details page.
Note that your paper is still required to be in the form of a PDF file.
Pressing Next takes you to the subject page, where you
should enter the subject of your paper (you can enter more than one
subject if you wish). The subject classification is based on
Library of Congress classification system, with more detail
the physical and mathematical sciences. There is also a Quantropy Feedback
subject, for papers discussing the Quantropy website itself.
Pressing Next takes you to the deposit page, where you
can deposit your paper in the repository.
paper will then be checked by an editor, and, provided it meets a few
reasonable conditions, it will be added to the repository (If it is
rejected then you will be sent an email with the reason)
At the right of each page is a list of books. You may edit
the list on your profile page and on the abstract page of papers you
have deposited. Press the Edit
List button and then enter the ISBNs of the books into the
spaces provided. On the abstract page you should enter any
books referenced by the paper, as well as other books you think
relevant. On your profile page you can enter any books you think
appropriate - in particular any books which you have written.
If you start uploading a paper, you can decide that you
wish to wait
until later before completing the upload, and you can start on another
paper. Papers that you are in the process of uploading are in your
If there are papers in your workspace, then on the
'Manage Deposits' page you will see a list of those
papers with some option buttons. The title of each paper you are
will be shown in the list.
The option buttons are described below:
Takes you to a page with more comprehensive
information and actions related to the item,
If you select a paper and click on this button, that
paper will be
removed from your workspace and discarded completely. You will be asked
for confirmation first, so don't worry about accidentally clicking on
it. Clones of any paper you delete are unaffected.
If you select a paper in your workspace and click
this button, you will
be able to carry on depositing that paper.
If you're satisfied that you've completed uploading
the paper and
associated information as you had intended, then you can select the
and click on this button to deposit the paper in the repository. Note
there are problems with the paper (for instance, if a document file
hasn't worked, or the associated bibliographic information is invalid),
you will be told what is wrong, and you won't be able to deposit the
until those problems are fixed.