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1 Making Your Research Open Access: What you need to know National Biomedical Research Unit in Hearing 15 th November 2010 Willow Fuchs Centre for Research Communications University of Nottingham

2 Outline Review of Open Access Funder Policies Publisher /Journal policies University of Nottingham –OA Policy –Nottingham ePrints –Nottinghams OA Fund Copyright Questions / concerns

3 The gold route Publish articles in an open-access journal or Publish in a hybrid journal that offers an open- access publishing option alongside traditional methods

4 OA repositories: the green route Institutional, subject-based or national repositories Authors deposit pre-print, post-print or publishers pdf As well as, not instead of, traditional journal publishing

5 Making your work Open Access: Benefits Improves reach –Available to those who wouldnt otherwise have access –Maximises visibility Improves usage and impact –Improves citation rate Allows you to meet mandates

6 Checking your funders policies Look on Juliet - Research funders' OA policies NIHR OA Policy

7 NIHR OA Policy Summary Must deposit all papers into UKPMC within 6 months of publication. 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.

8 NIHR OA Policy Summary Exemptions 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

9 UK PubMed Central

10 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.

11 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 authors final version Some do have embargo periods (e.g. 6 months) which need to be spent beforehand

12 Research Innovation Services

13 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)

14 Nottingham ePrints

15 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:

16 Copyright Copyright Transfer License to Publish Author addendums / information (Newer version) author-addendum/ author-addendum/

17 Questions? Willow Fuchs - Open Access Adviser Centre for Research Communications For general Open Access enquiries contact: Chris Middleton, Information Services For help with the OA publishing fund contact: Rosaline Jones, Research Innovation Services.


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