Making your Research Open Access: What you need to know

Making Your Research Open Access:
What you need to know
National Biomedical Research Unit in Hearing
15th November 2010
Willow Fuchs
Centre for Research Communications
University of Nottingham
• Review of Open Access
• Funder Policies
• Publisher /Journal policies
• University of Nottingham
– OA Policy
– Nottingham ePrints
– Nottingham’s OA Fund
• Copyright
• Questions / concerns
The “gold route”
• Publish articles in an open-access journal
• Publish in a “hybrid” journal that offers an openaccess publishing option alongside traditional
OA repositories: the “green” route
• Institutional, subject-based or national repositories
• Authors deposit pre-print, post-print or publisher’s
• As well as, not instead of, traditional journal
Making your work Open Access: Benefits
• Improves reach
– Available to those who wouldn’t otherwise have access
– Maximises visibility
• Improves usage and impact
– Improves citation rate
• Allows you to meet mandates
Checking your funders’ policies
• Look on Juliet - Research funders' OA policies
• NIHR OA Policy
NIHR OA Policy Summary
• Must deposit all papers into UKPMC within 6 months of
• You can also deposit a copy in an institutional or another
subject-based repository.
• It is strongly encouraged that you publish in journals that
allow you to retain ownership of the copyright.
• NIHR is working with publishers so that they will deposit
publications directly, on behalf of authors, when possible.
NIHR OA Policy Summary
• When you wish to publish in a journal that is unwilling to
agree to your ownership of copyright, or deposit in UKPMC
within 6 months, the author needs permission
Open Access Publishing Costs
• NIHR expect all research costs (including Publishing costs) to
be budgeted for, and will not routinely fund additional
publishing costs; however, in some instances they may
consider additional support
UK PubMed Central
UK PubMed Central: Methods
• Publish in a journal that deposits all final-versions in PMC
without author involvement
• Publish in a journal that offers an OA option, in which the
publisher deposits final published version articles in PMC
• Self-archive the final peer-reviewed author manuscript in
UKPMC (UKPMC+). Can be embargoed for up to 6 mths.
• Complete the submission process for a final peer-reviewed
author manuscript that the publisher has deposited via the
UK Manuscript Submission System.
Which Journals?
• Rough survey showed about 90% of journals allow
archiving of journal articles, subject to some
conditions (preprint or postprint)
• In most cases they allow archiving of the author’s
final version
• Some do have embargo periods (e.g. 6 months)
which need to be spent beforehand
Research Innovation Services
Nottingham OA Policy
All research papers, where copyright allows, should be made
available in an OA form upon publication
All research papers (final manuscript or publisher version),
where copyright allows, should be deposited in the
Nottingham ePrints repository upon publication or as
soon as possible thereafter
Where available, researchers should take advantage of
opportunities to publish their work in an OA form offered
by journal publishers, and make use of research grants
and/or the institutional central OA fund to pay OA
publication fees
(November 2009)
Nottingham ePrints
Nottingham OA Fund
Available for use by any member staff who wishes to
make their research output freely and openly
accessible, regardless of their source of funding or
research area
Contact: [email protected] (RIS)
• Copyright Transfer
• License to Publish
• Author addendums / information
• (Newer version)
Willow Fuchs - Open Access Adviser
[email protected]
Centre for Research Communications
For general Open Access enquiries contact:
Chris Middleton, Information Services
[email protected]
For help with the OA publishing fund contact:
Rosaline Jones, Research Innovation Services.
[email protected]

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