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Open Access publishing: Golden tips

Everything you always wanted to know about open access

Creative Commons Licences Guide

Open access literature is published under public copyright licences (such as Creative Commons licences). By using a Creative Commons licence for your publication, you retain all of your rights, but give others permission to disseminate the work, share it with others and – with some licences – to edit the work. With a choice of six standard licences (available free of charge), you can determine the extent to which and under what terms and conditions your work may be further distributed.

Although we encourage choosing the least restrictive license whenever possible (Creative Commons Attribution CC BY), the UG doesn’t have mandatory requirements regarding CC licences. Please consider that your funder might have a specific policy about CC licenses (e.g. cOAlition S funders require the use of CC BY). If you have any doubts about which license to opt for, please contact us or consult the guide above.

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Use your PC and email address from your work

Nota bene: To make use of the open access deals,
  • the submitting author must be an employee of the UMCG or the University of Groningen.  
  • to be recognized as a member and receive a discount, always submit your article using a UMCG/UG computer and your UMCG/UG email address!

Add the correct affiliation details to your publication!

It's important that the address field of all UMCG scientific publications contain the following string:

University of Groningen, University Medical Center Groningen, ….,

The order of this string is crucial for the ranking of the University and the UMCG!
The addition of departmental or other details is recommended, but only AFTER this string.

Corresponding author

This also counts for publications on which the UMCG has participated with a corresponding author outside the UMCG or the University Groningen. 

How to find trusted open access journals?



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