Who can help you with Open Access?

Within AU

With support from the AU Open Access and Research Data Management Steering Group, the AU Open Access Working Group aim to aid staff in making their work available in an open manner in line with research funder mandates and publisher conditions. Such external funders include but are not limited to:

  • UKRI
  • Government
  • European Commission
  • European Research Council
  • Charities
  • Commercial

Guidance will also be given to researchers with other sources of funding. In these cases, please enquire with us if funds are required for gold open access publication.

The AU Open Access Working Group can be contacted via e-mail at: openaccess@aber.ac.uk.

Open Access Support Family


Outside of AU

A searchable database providing guidance on research funder open access requirements can be found at: http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/juliet

Guidance on journal/publisher open access requirements can be found in a searchable database at: http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo

A list of disciplinary repositories can be found at: http://oad.simmons.edu/oadwiki/Disciplinary_repositories


Guides to Open Access Re-Use Licenses

When publishing by open access, authors often retain their own copyright on papers.  The most popular range of re-use licenses are those provided by Creative Commons.

A guide to the use of Creative Commons licenses in Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences publications where copyright condideration can sometimes be compiicated can be found on the OAPEN website at: http://oapen-uk.jiscebooks.org/ccguide/ .

A more general guide to Open Access publishing for Arts, Humanities and Social Science researchers can be found on the same site: http://oapen-uk.jiscebooks.org/oaguide/


Training and Resources

Further guidance and information on open access can be found in the following presentations: