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Open Access Primer

How to publish your article open access

Tips and advice

Versions you can deposit

    Use this site to see what version you can deposit in the institutional or subject repository of your choice,
    For example:
    • pre-print (pre-refereed)
    • post-print (final draft, post-refereed, but prior to publisher formatted, final version)
    • publisher version/PDF (final version). 

Retain your rights

Use an author addenda

One way to retain rights to your own work is to request that your publisher accept more favorable conditions by using an author addenda, instead of simply accepting the license presented to you once your article has been accepted.

Ideas for your addenda

Remember that publishers need your content and it is reasonable to retain the rights to your own publications so that you don't have to request permission to use your own work in another way, including the right to deposit in an OA repository or in a digital course pack.

Use Creative Commons licensing

  • Creative Commons (CC) licenses are public copyright licenses that enable the free distribution of an otherwise copyrighted work. 
  • A CC license is used when an author wants to give people the right to share, use, and build upon a work that they have created.
  • Read the Creative Commons FAQ for more details. 
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