Open Access

Open Access and the next REF

From 1st April 2016, researchers need to deposit the final peer-reviewed manuscript of journal articles and conference papers in a repository within 3 months of acceptance.

Funders may require that you publish your work open access. More details below and in this video.

Making your work open access

There are two basic types of Open Access:

  • Green OA - authors publish in any journal and then self-archive the postprints in their institutional repository (ORA for the University of Oxford) or another OA website.
  • Gold OA - authors publish in an OA journal (ie one which provides immediate open access on the publisher's website), or pay an Open Access fee for the article to be immediately OA.

Researchers can check which route best meets their needs by using SHERPA/FACT to check their funding body requirements and the publishing options available in different journals.

Open Access

Staff from the Bodleian Libraries discuss open access at Oxford University. Eli Harriss talks about the different routes to make published work open access and the policies required by different funding bodies, Juliet Ralph talks about the help and tools available to comply with open access policies and Sarah Barkla discusses the Oxford Research Archive.

About the speakers

  • Eli Harriss is the Knowledge Centre Manager and Outreach Librarian.
  • Juliet Ralph is the Open Access Subject Librarian, Radcliffe Science Library
  • Sarah Barkla is the Research Archive Librarian, Oxford Research Archive

Questions can be sent to their general enquiries email.