The fundamental principle underlying OA is that research funded by the public should be freely available to the public. For the typical researcher this means that a copy of a research paper should be placed online upon acceptance with no restrictions on who can access, view or download it. In this way OA bypasses current obstacles to access such as the prohibitive cost of journal subscriptions etc.
Aims: Attendees will gain an understanding of the mechanisms and benefits of acting open with research outputs, and will understand where to go to get help.
Objectives: To provide insight into:
- Help with uploading outputs accepted for publication Open Access in CLoK
- The Research Excellence Framework and the Open Access Policy applying to REF2021
- Author’s accepted and final peer reviewed text
- Creative Commons licences