Open Access is about making research outputs freely available online with reduced restrictions on use and re-use. Open access benefits researchers by helping them maximise the dissemination of their own research. It also means that the published outputs of research are available to anyone who wishes to read them.
These pages will help you understand Open Access (OA), what it means for you and how you can meet University, funder and REF open access requirements.
REF Open Access requirements apply to papers accepted from 1 April 2016
What is Open Access?
University Policy on the Publication of Research
Meeting REF OA requirements
Paying for OA
Meeting funder OA requirements
How can we help?