SHURA simplified

In the new academic year, 2018/19, you will no longer need to use SHURA to deposit your work. Instead you will use Elements. Elements is the new way to deposit your publications. Elements will pass them on to other systems, including SHURA, your staff profile on the external website, and Academ (if you are in the Business School).

Whenever you have a new piece of work accepted for publication you will only need to deposit your manuscript once into just one system. You will only need to give a very minimal amount of information when you do so. Elements will therefore save you time compared to current arrangements.

Elements is very easy to use and it will also automatically find your work in databases such as Scopus and the Web of Science and ask you via email to “claim” it as yours.

Finally, the new system will send a perfectly ordered and formatted list of your publications to your staff profile on the external website. It will even allow you to choose which publications should be displayed!

The system will go live on Monday 15 October 2018. Training sessions are now available to book onto both at City Campus and at Collegiate Campus.

Materials, including our own bespoke guides and screencasts, will be added to this page when Elements goes live.


More information


SHU training materials and step-by-step guides

To follow on 15th October.


Further guidance from the makers of Elements


Get in touch

Please get in touch at elements@shu.ac.uk for more information.