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Open Access: What support is available?

What support is available?

DMU helps you to meet Open Access requirements in a number of ways: subscribing to Publisher "Transitional" agreements that include free Open Access; providing funding for Open Access charges; managing an institutional outputs repository (DORA) for Open Access through Self-Archiving (Green Open Access); providing Open Access information, advice and guidance; and training sessions. We also provide a Data Repository (DMU Figshare) to help you meet your research data management requirements.

Publisher "Transitional" Agreements

Also known as "Read and Publish" or "Transformative", these are deals negotiated at a national level, which include access to subscription journals for students and researchers AND Open Access publishing in those journals.

DMU, through Library & Learning Services, has signed up to several of these deals.  Details can be found by downloading the "At a glance" guide to DMU Transitional Agreements.

Open Access funding

Journal articles

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).

Books and chapters

If your book or chapter is based on your UKRI-funded research. We may be able to access funds from UKRI to support Open Access publishing. Please contact at the earliest opportunity, and before making any agreements with publishers.

Institutional Outputs Repository (DORA)

DORA is the University's institutional publications repository.

DMU academic staff and PGR students can use DORA to make their publications Open Access by self-archiving (Green OA). Staff can deposit their papers directly to DORA (see guidance below).  Research students should either ask a staff co-author to deposit on their behalf, or email


How to record outputs on DORA

Download the Guide on How to Record Outputs on DORA or watch the video tour of DORA below.


Data Repository (DMU Figshare)

Many funders and publishers require you to publish the underlying data for your research, and to include a Data Access Statement in your article/paper.  DMU's data repository, DMU Figshare enables you to publish your data with a DOI to include in your Data Access Statement.


Open Access information, advice and guidance

Your Open Access team is:

Mandy Thomas, Research Governance Officer - Open Research, Research Services Directorate

Alan Cope, Repository Officer, Library & Learning Services

Please contact us for Open Access advice and guidance: 

Open Access Training

We carry out Open Access training sessions 3 times a year.  Check ResJourney for details.