Open access publication refers to research outputs that are available online and free at the point of access, without barriers such as subscription or registration. For more details on open access, including information about green and gold OA, and the NTU open access fund, see our guide Open Access: the Basics . Learn about the benefits of using open access publishing to disseminate your research, and hear from Professor Robert Mortimer how quick and easy it is to do.
NTU Publications Strategy
As part of the NTU Publications Strategy , academic staff are required to deposit where copyright allows, all research papers (including journal articles and conference papers) into the Institutional Repository (IRep) on publication or as soon as possible thereafter. Bibliographic details of all other research outputs should be deposited in IRep.
Open access and the Research Excellence Framework (REF)
See our guide on Open access and REF for details of the HEFCE policy for open access in the post-2014 Research Excellence Framework.
NTU Open access fund
The NTU Open Access Publishing Process Flowchart may assist you when considering how to make your work open access. You should aim to complete the NTU open access fund form before submitting your paper to a journal. Following consultation with your Research Support Librarian, you will then need to submit the form to your School Research Committee.