There are several routes into Open Access but the most common are Gold & Green, both of which are supported by the University.
The UKRI Open Access policy requires use of the following licenses when publishing on open access:
Further information on CC licenses can be found on the Creative Commons website.
This form of Open Access Publishing is free. There are no Article Processing Charges (APCs) or additional charges for authors.
When an article has been accepted for publication, the author accepted version should be archived in Pure. An accepted version is the final peer-reviewed text of the article without the publisher's typesetting.
An embargo period of 12-24 months set by the publisher may apply.
Gold Open Access is where the final published version is made immediately available by the publisher to download, redistribute, and reuse from the date of publication after payment of an Article Processing Charge (APC).
An APC is usually payable when the manuscript is editorially accepted and before publication and is charged to either the author, research funder, or institution.
Gold Open Access can be in subscription journals or in journals that are entirely Open Access. Subscription journals which offer paid Gold Open Access option are known as ‘hybrid’ Open Access journals.
Researchers are advised to consult with senior colleagues in their School and follow this Guidance from University Research, Innovation and Knowledge Exchange.
In addition, Library staff can suggest online resources to evaluate journal coverage and impact, please email email@example.com
Plan S is an initiative for Open Access publishing that was launched in September 2018. The plan is supported by cOAlition S, an international consortium of research funders. Plan S requires that, from 2021, scientific publications that result from research funded by public grants must be published in compliant Open Access journals or platforms.
Johnson, R. (2019). From coalition to commons: Plan S and the future of scholarly communication. Insights, 32(1), 5. doi: http://doi.org/10.1629/uksg.453