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What is Open Access?

Jisc Introduction to Open AccessOpen access means making research publications freely available so anyone can benefit from reading and using research. It is one element of a broader movement, known as Open Research (or Open Science), which  encourages openness at all stages of the research lifecycle.

What do I do to meet funder requirements?

What do I do to meet funder requirementsThis section explains what you need to do to meet your funder's Open Access requirements.  It includes detailed information on the requirements of each of DMU's main funders, including downloadable flow charts and checklists.

How do I do it?

How do I do it?This section goes through the routes available to meet Open Access requirements for articles, books and book chapters. It also looks at how to ensure you stay within copyright law. 

Why is Open Access important?

Why is Open Access important?This section gives some background on why Open Access is important, how it benefits your research, and information about Plan-S.

What do I do if funder requirements don't apply?

What do I do if funder requirements don't apply?This section explains what you need to do if your research doesn't receive external funding, or if your funder doesn't mandate open access.  It details DMU's Open Access policy, and the requirements for the national research assessment programme (currently the REF)

What support is available?

What support is available?This section outlines the support available for meeting Open Access requirements, including Publisher Agreements, funding for Open Access costs, and where to go for advice and training.

What do all these terms mean?

Open Access glossaryThe Open Access Glossary introduces some of the key terms used when talking about Open Access and explains what they mean.