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Publishing Guide for UCL authors

Open Access means free availability of publicly-funded research
  • Green Open Access For UCL authors, Green Open Access means deposit in UCL Discovery, subject to publisher permissions, in compliance with UCL’s Publications Policy
  • Gold Open Access Gold (author pays) Open Access means Open Access on the publisher’s site, upon payment of an Article Processing Charge.
    Funders often include open access requirements in their grant conditions.
    UCL authors are free to choose either Green or Gold routes for publication. This is an academic choice which is made by the submitting author. Some external funders provide funding for the payment of publication charges (APCs) and UCL makes available additional monies to fund Gold OA payments for those researchers not funded by these funders. UCL also has an extensive number of Membership schemes with publishers which make it much easier for authors to publish material in Gold OA. Details of all these arrangements are given below.
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UCL’s Publications Policy

UCL’s Publications Policy stipulates that, copyright permissions allowing, all UCL research outputs, funded or otherwise, must be deposited in UCL Discovery in Open Access.

For RCUK- and Wellcome Trust-funded authors, UCL’s Open Access claims/deposit procedure includes deposit in UCL Discovery. Research outputs funded by other organisations, or not resulting from external funding, should be submitted to UCL Discovery via the Research Publications Service. UCL Discovery staff will check copyright permissions before making copies of UCL research publications openly available.

Policies and services

UCL’s Publications Policy

UCL’s Publications Policy

Key principles:

(1) copyright permissions allowing, a copy of all research outputs should be deposited in UCL Discovery in Open Access

(2) individual UCL academic researchers should be directly responsible for providing and maintaining details of their publications in relevant UCL databases

UCL Research Publications Service and IRIS

UCL Research Publications Service

Maintain records of your publications


Update your researcher profile

UCL’s IPR/copyright policy

Guidance for staff and students on intellectual property rights and restrictions.

UCL Research Data Policy

UCL Research Data Policy

Assistance with managing digital datasets.

Last modified 07 August 2013


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