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University of Salford Open Access Policy

The University of Salford Open Access Policy was adopted in January 2015. This policy sets out open access publishing requirements for all peer-reviewed journal articles and conference papers authored or co-authored by staff and postgraduate research students at the University of Salford and accepted for publication from 1 April 2015 onwards.

The main requirement under the policy is that staff and postgraduate research students must deposit the journal article or conference paper into USIR as soon as possible after it has been accepted for publication. The version of a paper that must be deposited is the author’s accepted manuscript i.e. the final version submitted by the author(s) before they received formal acceptance for publication.

Researchers will also need to comply with the policies of all funders who have supported their research.

Read the University of Salford Open Access Policy

HEFCE (REF) Open Access Policy

Research Councils UK (RCUK) Open Access Policy

European Research Council (ERC) Open Access Policy

Medical Research Charities