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Open access for non-funded research

UCL’s open access fund supports Gold (paid) open access, in both subscription and open access journals. UCL will pay open access costs for UCL authors (subject to funds being available at the time.) Where publishers offer both Gold (paid) and Green (deposit) open access, UCL authors are free to choose.

How do I claim funds for Gold (paid) open access?

How to claim funds
  1. Check whether UCL has a membership scheme with your publisher
  2. If UCL doesn’t have a membership scheme, contact the Open Access Team to confirm that the licence is acceptable. As a minimum, the publisher must allow the published PDF to be deposited in UCL Discovery. The CC BY licence is preferred

The Open Access Team can complete publishers' open access forms for you, and prefers to pay invoices directly. See FAQs.

Where UCL pays for open access, the Open Access Team will deposit the publisher PDF in UCL Discovery.

If I prefer Green open access, how do I deposit?

Depositing your work

If you choose Green open access, deposit your final manuscript using RPS. Staff will check copyright and, if allowed, make it openly available (after any embargo period).

Last modified 19 February 2014


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