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Open access publishing

Open access (OA) publishing is about making your research freely available to read and re-use on the internet.

Libraries Research Support team offer practical, straightforward advice and training so you can plan, publish, share and preserve your research. 

Open Access is an important strand in the University's Open Research agenda, and plays an important role in meeting REF and funder requirements.


The new UKRI open access policy came into effect on 1 April 2022 for peer-reviewed research articles and will apply to long-form outputs from 1 January 2024. 

See our 'New UKRI open access policy' page for details

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Depositing your research output

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Meeting REF requirements

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Requesting open access funding

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Open access deals for authors

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Open access basics

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Open access policies





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