Symplectic Elements


Elements is the name of the University’s research publication information system. It is produced by a company called Symplectic. All staff have an Elements profile and can access Elements at: Please log in using your Plymouth username and password.


Elements information can be reused on the Publications tab of the staff profile pages, known as PPPs. Elements information is also used for internal reporting and Plymouth’s submission to the REF. 


The next REF and Open Access:

Depositing appropriate versions of published work into PEARL, the university’s research repository, will satisfy compliance for the purposes of the next REF as well as many funder mandates.  Deposit is achieved via use of Elements.  Full guidance to staff can be found on the Library’s Research Support guide:


For further support or enquiries, please email: and quote "Elements" in your enquiry.