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Open Access publishing: Home

Everything you always wanted to know about open access

What is 'open access'?

Open access means free, immediate and permanent access to academic publications. By publishing your research open access under an open licence, you enable readers to access, distribute and reuse the material freely.

General information on open access publishing can be found here.

Routes to make your article open access available

There are different ways to make your research articles open access available:

- Publishing Gold open access: You publish in a fully open access journal that does not charge subscription fees for reading access. Gold open access journals usually charge a publication fee, also known as an Article Processing Charge (APC).
Information on possible APC discounts when publishing in a full open access journal. 
Information on publisher's work flow when making use of a discount. 

- Publishing Hybrid open access: You publish in a traditional subscription journal that offers open access publication for individual articles on payment of an Article Processing Charge (APC).
Information on possible APC discounts when publishing in a hybrid open access journal.
Information on publisher's work flow when making use of a discount. 

 

- (Self) Archiving Green open access: You publish in a closed access journal and then archive a version of your publication by depositing it in a trusted open access repository, such as the University's research portal.
Information how to make your article open access available when published closed access in a subsription journal. 

Please, read our Golden Tips before submitting your article.

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