Tools and Training


Research, Innovation and Enterprise Services and Library and learning Resources are running a programme of staff development events.

A detailed programme will be available shortly

If your Faculty or Research Group require additional training please contact us at and we will discuss a bespoke course.


Guidance on acknowledging funders in journal articles
Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) Details of 10,000 fully OA journals 
Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB) - 2000 academic open access books from 64 publishers.
OpenDOAR - directory of academic open access repositories.
Predatory journals and publishers - Manchester University guide to checking credibility of unfamiliar titles
SHERPA Juliet (funder policies)
SHERPA Romeo (journal policies)
SHERPA FACT (Funders & Authors Compliance Tool).
OAPEN-UK.  A collaborative research project gathering evidence to help stakeholders make informed decisions on the future of open access scholarly monograph publishing in the humanities and social sciences (HSS). 

Publisher Policies

Brill – Brill Open
Cambridge Journals - Open Access at Cambridge
Elsevier – Open Access Options
Emerald – Open Access
Oxford Journals - Author Self-Archiving Policy
Sage – Open Access
Springer – Self-Archiving Policy
Taylor and Francis – Open Access

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