Open Access publishing
Open Access explained
If a journal article is made openly accessible it means that anyone, anywhere can have free, unrestricted, online access to it in perpetuity. In addition, the content is searchable through online search engines. Open Access publishing is not vanity or self-publishing. It relies on peer-review and traditional editorial processes, and there is no suggestion that repositories should replace journals.
Increasingly, research funders are requiring that the results of publicly funded research must be made openly accessible. UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) policy is that peer-reviewed research and review articles which acknowledge Research Council support and are accepted for publication on or after 1 April 2013 should be made openly accessible. The Wellcome Trust has a similar policy and has also extended the Open Access requirement to cover monographs and book chapters resulting from grants awarded after 1 October 2013. For the next research assessment Research England have stated that all journal articles accepted for publication on or after 1 April 2016 will have to be made openly accessible to be eligible for submission.
Keeping up to date
- Creative Commons licenses
- UKRI FAQs
- Sherpa/FACT compliance tool
- SHERPA JULIET
- SHERPA RoMEO
- Wellcome Trust author guide
Help at Bradford
Open Access: the future of scientific publishing
Researchers share their thoughts about the benefits of Open Access publishing and sharing of data, and the future of scientific research in the global research landscape.
Depositing your papers in the University of Bradford repository - Bradford Scholars
All papers intended for the Bradford Scholars repository are submitted via the University's Research Information System (RIS). Each researcher has their own RIS profile they can log into in order to submit papers to Bradford Scholars. Instructions on how to do this are available on the RaIS intranet pages.
Support for the RIS is handled via RIS@bradford.ac.uk.