Even if you have no external funding, or your funder does not require Open Access, research-active staff and postgraduate research students still need to meet the requirements of DMU's Open Access policy. In addition, research-active staff need to meet the requirements of the national research assessment programme (currently known as the REF). The sections below take you through how to meet these requirements.
DMU has a small fund to cover Open Access charges for articles in fully open access journals/conference proceedings/platforms. This fund is available for DMU researchers publishing from UKRI-funded research or from research without external funding (or with funding that doesn't cover Open Access charges). Before applying, please read the eligibility criteria.
Use the online application form to apply for this fund (N.B. You will need to sign in using your DMU Single Sign On).
Please note that the REF 2021 Open Access requirements continue to apply to research by DMU academic staff until further notice.
Download DMU's guidance leaflet on REF 2021, including the above flowchart
N.B. Research England allow a small number of exceptions to the REF Open Access policy. If you are unable to meet the requirements, check the REF exceptions list to see if one may be applicable.
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