Open access

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 PDF icon . 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.


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NTU Publications Strategy
As part of the NTU Publications Strategy PDF icon , 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.

Information on how to submit your research publications to IRep are included in our PubSub user guide PDF icon .

Funded research and open access
Our guide on Open access and funded research PDF icon provides information on funder OA policies, including the RCUK Policy on Open Access.

Open access and the Research Excellence Framework (REF)
See our guide on Open access and REF PDF icon 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 PDF icon may assist you when considering how to make your work open access. You should aim to complete the NTU open access fund form Word icon 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.