Publications and research activities

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PURE is a system used for registering publications and research activities. The system is used by all Danish universities, and you may also know it from abroad. 

As an AU employee, you must register all publications.

We encourage you to also register research activities, such as conference organisation/participation, guest lectures, research visits, editorial tasks, outreach activities etc.

All registrations in PURE will be displayed on your personal AU website.

You can also generate a CV and add a list of research projects.

Read more about publications & activities that must be registered in PURE

Please remember to...

1. Acknowledge UrbNet

When submitting a paper, please make sure:

  1. your centre affiliation is indicated in your address line (author information): 

    Centre for Urban Network Evolutions (UrbNet), Aarhus University, Moesgaard Allé 20, 4230, 2nd floor, DK-8270 Højbjerg

  2. you include an acknowledgement:

    "This work was supported by the Danish National Research Foundation under the grant DNRF119 - Centre of Excellence for Urban Network Evolutions (UrbNet)."

2. Register your publication in PURE

Instructions for how to register different types of publications and activities

3. Get it on the UrbNet website

Once a paper has been published, please send the full citations to Christina Levisen so that it can be flaunted on the UrbNet website.

Please also let Christina know of any lectures/talks you have given.


If you would like to use the UrbNet logo for posters or presentations, please download it here.


Open Access

In 2012, all Danish public-sector research councils and foundations agreed on an OPEN ACCESS policy. As a result, all peer-reviewed scientific articles resulting from UrbNet funding (and thus Danish National Research Foundation (DNRF) funding) which have been accepted for publication must be made freely available to the public via Open Access, either immediately or after an initial embargo period imposed by the journal (6-12 months depending on the research area).

Therefore, when submitting an article for approval, authors need to apply to retain the rights to publish an open access version of the article. Templates from the DNRF for such letters can also be downloaded from the DNRF website: dg.dk/en/about-us/open-access-policy/.

Furthermore, all articles resulting from DNRF funding must include a DNRF acknowledgement, as well as a reference to the UrbNet funding ID (DNRF119), e.g.

Research funded by the Danish National Research Foundation (DNRF119)”.