Open Access

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 accces requirements.

Open Access at York

REF Open Access requirements apply to papers accepted from 1 April 2016

‌To be eligible for the next Research Excellence Framework (REF) your journal articles and conference papers need to be deposited into PURE. Read the guidance for more information.

What is Open Access?

University Policy on the Publication of Research

Meeting funder OA requirements

How can we help?

Email: lib-research-support@york.ac.uk