Open Access means making the most of communication technologies like the web, and providing free online access to scholarly research.
Benefits of making your research open access include:
- increased visibility, citations, and impact for your research profile.
- more effective dissemination of your research outputs.
- granting reuse permission allows others to build on your work.
There are two main ways of achieving open access:
- Publish with an open access journal (we refer to this as gold open access).
- Deposit the final, author-created version of your research outputs in SURE (green open access).
- Read more about open access at the Budapest Open Access Initiative.
- Joint Information Services Commission (JISC).
- Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) lists over 7000 OA titles.
- Directory of Open Access Repositories (OpenDOAR) is a worldwide index of research repositories.
Please note: University Library Services does not manage SURE.
Page reviewed: September 2020