|Staffordshire University recommends green open access
Green open access:
- Allows authors to enjoy the advantages of both traditional journal publishing and open access
- Allows authors to publish without having to rely on access to funding for article processing charges (APCs)
- Is effective
- Is sustainable
Green OA involves making a version of the research paper available through a repository as an OA paper and publishing in a journal with no direct cost to the researcher; however the publisher is allowed to embargo the final version of the article to enable the publisher to recover costs through journal subscriptions.
Staffordshire University recommends that authors deposit the author-final copy (Post print) of their work in STORE (the University Open Access research repository) whenever possible. In order to see if and how a journal or publisher supports green open access, you can use JISC SHERPA tools listed below.
Gold OA if you are considering publishing via the Gold Open Access route, please contact your UOA lead for advice.
Staffordshire University now has an Open Access Mandate
This requires staff to make their published, peer-reviewed journal articles and conference papers open access, by self-archiving their final, peer-reviewed drafts in the institutional repository - STORE (Staffordshire Online Repository Environment).
For more information go to Research Integrity: https://www.staffs.ac.uk/research/work-with-us/research-governance/integrity