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Homepage / School of Aerospace, Transport and Manufacturing makes 2,000 journal articles available via open access!

School of Aerospace, Transport and Manufacturing makes 2,000 journal articles available via open access!



We are delighted to announce that our School of Aerospace, Transport and Manufacturing has reached its 2,000th journal article deposit in CERES, the publicly accessible repository of the University’s research outputs. CERES includes journal articles, PhD theses, book chapters, working papers and technical reports.

The article that reached this target was:

Hackney R, Nikolaidis T & Pellegrini A. (2020) A method for modelling compressor bleed in gas turbine analysis software. Applied Thermal Engineering, Available online 17 February 2020, Article number 115087

Discover the SATM 2000th article

How it became number 2,000

As soon as Rick, Theoklis and Alvisehad their paper accepted by the journal on 13 February 2020, they sent the accepted date and their author accepted manuscript (AAM) to the Library’s accepted@ mailbox. Library staff then swiftly processed it. 

As it was a Green article it has been made discoverable by depositing the citation and abstract into CERES straightaway.  The accepted version of the paper will be made publicly available after the publisher embargo period has passed on 18 February 2021.  Should anyone be interested in seeing the paper before the embargo has passed it can be requested via the CERES request-a-copy service. The AAM will then be supplied with the author’s permission for personal and educational use only.

About CERES and Open Access

CERES was launched in January 2004 and was originally called QuePrints. Since then, it has averaged over 52,000 downloads per month, placing it amongst the top ten of all institutional repositories in the UK.

Making Cranfield’s research open access (available publicly with no paywall) is essential, not only for the REF, and as a fulfilment of funding requirements, but also as a showcase for Cranfield’s expertise to the outside world.

“CERES is a great resource providing free access to the results of research carried out at Cranfield for more than a decade. It will play a key role in our contribution to the REF 2021 exercise, providing open access to our best research.”  (Andrew Kirchner, REF Delivery Manager, Research and Innovation Office)

Visit CERES 

Could your paper help us achieve the next milestone?

Please help us to continue building CERES by ensuring you deposit your research effectively. All you need to do is:

  • Forward your acceptance email from the publisher to as soon as you receive it
  • Attach a copy of your Author Accepted Manuscript
  • Our Open Access Team will then process it in CRIS for inclusion in CERES as soon as any embargoes allow.

*What exactly IS an Author Accepted Manuscript?
The author accepted manuscript (AAM) is the final draft manuscript, as accepted for publication by a journal, including modifications based on referees’ suggestions, before it has undergone copyediting, typesetting and proof correction from the publisher. Please ensure it is a ‘clean’ copy – no highlighted or crossed-out text – as the article will be public and therefore needs to look as professional as possible.


If you have any questions about the open access process please contact us via

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Rachel Daniels

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