WEKO3 (Publishing Platform)


WEKO3 is a data publishing platform for researchers to publish research data and related materials they wish to make publicly available. It has all the functions necessary for registering and publishing data, including papers. Through its linkage with GakuNin-RDM, it allows researchers to publish their research results in their affiliated institutional repositories with a simple operation. WEKO3 functions are available as a cloud service to institutions using the institutional repositories cloud service (JAIRO-Cloud) provided jointly by the Japan Consortium for Open Access Repositories (JPCOAR)link and the National Institute of Informatics (NII).

Increase Research Visibility

Research results published on WEKO3 (publishing platform) are not only published as web pages, but also through a variety of machine-processed methods. WEKO3 supports the metadata provision using OAI-PMH and ResourceSync, which are standard for institutional repositories, a Sitemap function for search engines, Google Scholar integration using Meta tags, Google Dataset integration using schema.orglink, as well as publishing via social media services. We will continue to actively support standard technologies for distributing metadata and content on WEKO3 to increase the visibility of research results.

Access Control for Publishing Research Outputs

WEKO3 (publishing platform) has a function to automatically publish research results on a specified date (embargo function). You can, for example, choose to share your research results only within your institution at the time of registration and make them available to the public one year later. You can also choose to release your research results only to a specific IP address space. Through WEKO3, we will continue to support the needs of researchers and academic institutions to make their research results publicly available.

Manage and Publish Research Outputs in Customized Metadata Format

WEKO3 (publishing platform) enables academic institutions to manage and publish the research results in units of items. The item type represents the metadata of the item and can be freely customized by the user institution. By mapping the customized item type to a specific XML schema (Dublin Core, JPCOAR schema, DDI codebook), you can output metadata using the specified XML schema. WEKO3 allows you to manage items in a customized metadata format, while publishing your research results in line with standard metadata distribution methods.