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Open Access

This page gives introductory information about Open Access (OA) - for more information, UCL authors should refer to UCL's Open Access website.

Go to the UCL Open Access website.

What is Open Access (OA)?

Open Access offers equitable access to research outputs for any reader, anywhere. If your research has been funded by a research grant you are likely to be subject to a mandate that requires you to make your work Open Access.

OA policies

  • NHS researchers - you may be subject to Open Access mandates if you receive funding for research. You should make yourself familiar with the terms of any grant you receive. You can find details about the open access policy of your funder by searching for the funder's name in the SHERPA/JULIET service.

Which journals offer Open Access?

  • NHS researchers - you can check that your target journal complies with your funder's OA requirements by using the SHERPA/RoMEO listing. UCLPartners Open Access, hosted by UCL for NHS staff, allows you to make your articles and other research outputs freely available for anyone to access wherever possible. Your work will also form part of a record of research activity at UCLH.