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Scholarly Communications and Research

Outlines scholarly communications and research services

Discover UDST’s open research, all in one place. 

About Manara

Manara, hosted by the Qatar National Library, is UDST’s open-access repository for research by UDST community members. UDST and Manara entered a formal partnership in the 23/24 academic year. UDST research work that is openly accessible, without any charges to the reader, is hosted on the Manara platform.


  • What kinds of work can one find on Manara?

Manara hosts open access journal articles (articles available without an access charge or other barriers), conference posters, conference proceedings, datasets, and a variety non-traditional academic output.

Manara can also host certain versions of closed access journal articles, provided that the author can certify that the version they are uploading to Manara is an appropriate one, as per the journal's policies. For more on this, visit our green open access page.

  • I published an open access article. Does Manara create a duplicate DOI?

No. Manara hosts a copy of your open access article and uses the original DOI. 

  • I have a conference poster. Can Manara create a DOI for it and host it for me?

Yes. The Manara team will assign your work a DOI if it does not already have one and make your work accessible via Manara.  

More Information

Contact the Scholarly Communication and Research team to learn more about Manara and consult on what versions and types of work you may share on Manara

Manara FAQs | Qatar National Library  
Submit a request directly to the Manara Team on the QNL portal - for technical questions about the Manara portal and creating an account to self-archive your research