Open Access is about increasing access to your published research and fulfilling the requirements of the Open Access policies published by HEFCE and other funders, including RCUK and The Wellcome Trust.
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Green Open Access is the deposit of peer-reviewed manuscripts into an Open Access repository. Publishers often have a required embargo period, which must expire before the manuscript can be made publicly available. Embargo periods differ in length from 6 - 36 months and vary in subject fields and this will affect when your manuscript will be able to be viewed and accessed. We can help you to find out how a publisher’s embargo might affect you.
What does self-archiving mean for you?
Free access to the final published versions of articles, immediately on publication. The publisher requires an Article Processing Charge (APC) which includes Open Access charges.
The Gold route to open access is also known as the author pays model. Papers are made immediately available for download from the journal website, at no cost to the reader. Costs are either recouped by the publisher by other means, or they will request that an Article Processing Charge (APC) be paid by the author, or the author's institution, upon acceptance for publication.
What does this mean for you?
The University has an Open Access Support fund that can help you pay for an Article Processing Charge once your paper has been accepted.