Type A outputs
Upon acceptance for publication in the journal or conference proceedings, your accepted and final peer-reviewed text (which may otherwise be known as the ‘accepted author manuscript’ or ‘final author version’ or ‘post-print’) must be deposited in the University’s Open Access Repository. You can do this either under the Green Route or the Gold Route.
Type B outputs
Monographs and edited collections. You must record the publication in the repository so that the University can present a full record of its staff’s research.
It is recognised that where monographs or book chapters are concerned, it may not be possible for contractual reasons to make the full text open access. Where this is the case, authors who have an electronic version of their work are encouraged to upload it to the Open Access repository for preservation purposes. If necessary, an indefinite embargo period can be applied. If no embargo is applied the full text will be made available upon submission.
Many publishers are revising their contracts to take account of the growth of open access. Authors are therefore encouraged to negotiate publishing contracts that permit their work to be made available via the repository (with an appropriate embargo period if required). This is already a requirement for some research funders such as the Wellcome Trust and authors should check the terms of their grant before signing contracts with publishers.
Other research outputs: Upload your output to the repository.
In the case of other types of research output, authors should ensure that no copyright or IP agreement has been breached upon submission and that the necessary permissions are in place to make the full text available without embargo. In each case, Library and Learning Resources and Research, Innovation & Enterprise Services will be able to assist.
There are two main ways to achieve Open Access, Green and Gold Routes.