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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 articles which acknowledge Research Council support and are accepted for publication should be made openly accessible. NIHR and The Wellcome Trust have similar policies in place.

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

Deposit via email ( will ONLY be accepted from those researchers who do not have a RIS profile. 

Support for the RIS is handled via