I’m ready to publish but I’ve only just heard about open access. What should I do?

Have a look at the Ready to publish checklist on the open access Decision Tree. Check your funder’s policy on open access  and check the journal you wish to publish in to see if they offer open access. You can do this using the Sherpa suite of websites:

  • SHERPA/RoMEO for publisher/ journal information
  • SHERPA/FACT to check if the journal complies with your funder requirements
  • SHERPA/JULIET to check your funders policy.
  • SHERPA REF to check if the journal you would like to publish in allows you to comply with open access requirements for REF.