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  • OTHER FUNDERSE.g. British Heart Foundation will allow you to claim directE.g. Diabetes UK may allow unused grant money to be used for open access on a case-by-case basis.

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  • www.le.ac.uk/library Publishing in an open access journal Ian Rowlands University Library Research Festival 2014 Research Bytes 2
  • What is open access?
  • OPEN ACCESS BENEFITS Greater visibility for your research New audiences, wider reach and influence New discoveries (text and data mining)
  • Your paper, your choices … Publish in a subscription journal Do nothing (=closed access) Deposit manuscript in a repository GREEN open access Pay open access fee, if applicable Publish in an open access only journal Pay open access fee, if applicable GOLD open access
  • Your paper, your choices … Publish in a subscription journal Do nothing (=closed access) Deposit manuscript in a repository GREEN open access Pay open access fee, if applicable Publish in an open access only journal Pay open access fee, if applicable GOLD open access
  • Your paper, your choices … Publish in a subscription journal Do nothing (=closed access) Deposit manuscript in a repository GREEN open access Pay open access fee, if applicable Publish in an open access only journal Pay open access fee, if applicable GOLD open access
  • TRADITIONAL MODEL Researchers transfer rights to a publisher The publisher sells access rights to libraries GOLD MODEL Funding or other bodies cover the costs of publishing services Barriers to access are removed
  • Copyright: ©2014 Smith et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC-BY), which permits unrestricted use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
  • GOLD OPEN ACCESS PRINCIPLES freely available from publisher’s web site version of record available immediately may be re-used, redistributed and reproduced and archived in open repositories
  • 1 Find out what options are available Funder Options Research Councils UK AHRC, BBSRC, EPSRC, ESRC, MRC, NERC, STFC Wellcome Trust Contact the Library before submission. We can advise you on your options and meet any open access fees (subject to specific funder requirements). Other funders Check the terms and conditions of your grant: you may be able to claim open access fees or use unspent money for this purpose.
  • 1 Find out what options are available Not funded? • Don’t worry, Green open access is always available • Look for a free Gold open access journal … doaj.org/ • … or ask for a fees waiver (if you don’t ask, you don’t get)
  • 1 Find out what options are available ecancermedicalscience publishes using a `pay what you can afford’ model. If you have funding, you will be charged £1,000. If you do not have funding, you do not have to pay the fee. If you have funding but it is less than this amount, let us know. The remaining costs are covered by charity, sponsorship and grants.
  • 2 Apply for open access funding Research Councils UK and Wellcome only The Library has an open access mini-site … www.le.ac.uk/openaccess … where you can find out more about support for open access for Research Councils UK and Wellcome Trust funded researchers (including an online application form).
  • 2 Apply for open access funding Research Councils UK and Wellcome only What you can expect from the Library We will check your application for compliance with the funder’s requirements and get back to you within two working days If successful, we will raise a purchase order and hypothecate your open access fee against our account. This guarantees that money is available when your paper is accepted. We cannot guarantee to pay open access charges if you apply after your paper has been published.
  • 2 Apply for open access funding Research Councils UK and Wellcome only What the Library expects from you Communication! We can only really help if you get in contact early on. Email us at lra@le.ac.uk or phone 2310 (Tom or Rob) or 7398 (Ian) Don’t get left with a bill you can’t pay, for a paper that isn’t compliant with your funder’s open access requirement!
  • 3 What next? Research Councils UK and Wellcome only Once your paper is accepted, we will settle the open access fee and make sure that your paper is made open access under the correct license. We will also check that any other open access requirements (such as mandatory deposit in Europe PMC) are fulfilled. When your paper is published, we will deposit a copy in Leicester Research Archive.
  • www.le.ac.uk/library TOMORROW Journal impact factors: use and misuse Ian Rowlands University Library Research Festival 2014 Research Bytes 3 Attenborough ATT212, 13:00-13:30