The university’s preferred route for making your research open access is the green route, as described in the institutional open access policy. This allows you to publish your research in your chosen journal and then make it open access by depositing the accepted version in the Edinburgh Napier research repository.
Yes! All Edinburgh Napier University researchers need to add their research to the Edinburgh Napier Research Repository as soon as it’s accepted for publication.
You can self-deposit your research in the repository – go to the research repository and use your normal University network details to log in. General information and guidance can be found in this Research Profiles and Outputs guide created by colleagues in RIE. If you have any questions, email email@example.com.
Act on acceptance! The really important things you must do is to keep the evidence of acceptance for publication, which is usually an email confirmation. Then immediately deposit your work in the repository and also send the evidence of acceptance for publication to firstname.lastname@example.org so your work is eligible for the next REF.
APC stands for Article Processing Charge. Some publishers charge authors an APC to publish a paper and make it immediately open access on the journal website. If a journal is covered by an open access publishing deal, no extra fees are required. Have a look at our Green and Gold page for more information.
We’re a small group of Edinburgh Napier University library staff who have created this Open Access blog site to help researchers at this University.