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.
New Research Publications and Open Access Policy
The University's new Research Publications and Open Access policy takes effect from 1st March 2023. The policy is aimed at allowing researchers to exercise greater sharing and reuse rights over their own research.
It will also make it easier for researchers to deposit journal articles and conference papers into PURE and make them openly accessible. For more guidance, please see the New OA Policy Guide.
What is Open Access?
University Research Publications and Open Access Policy
Meeting REF OA requirements
Paying for Open Access
Meeting funder OA requirements
How can we help?