Open access publishing
Open access is simply the open and free availability of research outputs to anyone at point of access. Open access material is more frequently published as peer-reviewed journal articles and conference papers, but can also include monographs, book chapters, theses and research data.
HEFCE and RCUK have implemented open access policies, which institutions and researchers are required to follow to remain eligible for REF submission and future funding. The University has implemented its open access policy in the Research Integrity Code.
Visit the links below to access our core services:
- applications to the Brunel Open Access Publishing Fund for gold open access
- depositing your outputs into the Institutional Repository (BURA) for green open access
- advice and support around funder and REF compliance
We advise all authors to follow the steps outlined in the Brunel OA compliance roadmap to achieve full compliance for your research outputs with funder policies; ensure eligibility for the post-2014 REF; and boost the impact of your research through open access.