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Considering Open Access requirements
Making your publications 'Open Access' is increasingly important, as it both improves the visibility of your work and helps ensure your eligibility for the next REF. In addition, many funding bodies require grant holders to make their publications open access. Find out more and deposit your work...
Ways of achieving open access
There are two ways of making your article open access
- "Gold" (immediate open access) - The gold route ensures that your article becomes open access immediately on publication. In many cases an APC is paid to the publisher to achieve this. The Gold route is available to fully open access journals (you can see a list in the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) and for many traditional journals which are considered as hybrids offering both open access and non open access publishing models.
- "Green" - The green route involves publishing in a subscription journal and then making a version of your article available through a repository such as the Oxford Research Archive. Your publisher will often oblige you to delay open access until aften an embargo period has elapsed
How to do it?
Check Sherpa Romeo for journal OA and copyright options. Do they comply with REF and funder policy?
Check funder requirements and journal compliance for RCUK & Wellcome/COAF.
Act on Acceptance (Deposit into ORA) (opens in a new window)
Journal articles and conference papers (in publications with an ISSN) accepted for publication from 1 April 2016 onwards must be made available on an open access basis to be eligible for the next REF. Use our Act on Acceptance service
to fulfil these requirements by uploading your paper to the Oxford Research Archive (ORA)
, our institutional repository, within 3 months of acceptance
APCs (Article Processing Charges)
Find out about the University's block grant to fund APCs for work funded by RCUK
and Wellcome Trust/COAF
. The university does not have any other funds for open access. If you are funded by another body please check their mechanism for covering these costs.
Finding out more and workshops
Got a question? Contact your subject librarian or email firstname.lastname@example.org