Open Access to research publications

Open Access to research publications

Open Access to research publications means making the full text freely available on the web. This is a requirement of The Research Excellence Framework (REF), many funders, and good research practice. The library can provide support. Please email us at research-openaccess@glasgow.ac.uk as soon as you have a journal article or conference paper accepted for publication.

We recommend authors consider journal embargoes when planning a submission. REF open access requirements require journal articles and conference proceedings to be open access within 12 months for Science, Technology, Engineering and Medicine topics, and 24 months for Arts, Humanities and Social Science topics. The library is happy to advise on embargoes and exceptions to these. 

Open Access full presentation

Open Access key messages

> Open Access Process

> Research Councils UK Open Access Fund

> Other Funds for Open Access

> Information for Managers and Administrators

> Publisher Arrangements

> Research Excellence Framework (REF) Open Access Requirements

> European funding