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April 26, 2016, by Radoslaw Pajor

Open access toolkit

From the 1st of April 2016 all journal articles and conference proceedings must be made open access (OA) in order to be eligible for submission to the next round of the Research Excellence Framework run by HEFCE. In making your publication OA you will need to consider compliance with HEFCE, your funders and your institutional policies.

To help you get ready for REF, we have combined the essential services available for our researchers into the OA toolkit:

  1. Newly designed and updated webpages

The new website combines up to date information and how to guides on:

  • The processes of OA publishing
  • HEFCE and popular funders policies
  • Funding for Article Processing Charges (APCs).
  • Depositing your research outputs in Nottingham ePrints

Screenshot of the new open access website menu

You will also find FAQs, and a video of Professor Kevin Shakesheff and Professor Todd Landman, discussing OA from an academic point of view at the University of Nottingham.

  1. New Mediated Deposit Service

A new service to help you deposit your articles in Nottingham ePrints.

Regardless of the Green or Gold OA option you choose, our Institutional Policy requires all research papers to be deposited in Nottingham ePrints, this form will clear up any issues you might encounter with Copyright.

We will however continue to provide support if you choose to upload your article manually.

Nottingham ePrints logo

  1. SHERPA services

These are provided by Jisc and allow you to check the journal’s embargo period, copyright licenses and which version of article you can archive in repository.

The range of SHERPA services includes:

  • SHERPA RoMEO provides detailed information on journals for green open access.

SHERPA RoMEO search box and logo

SHERPA FACT search box

  • SHERPA REF is a new BETA service, checking the journal’s compliance with HEFCE requirements.

SHERPA REF search box

  1. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us using our new email address openaccess@nottingham.ac.uk.
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