University Of Bristol Open Access
Open Access is free, unrestricted online access to research outputs. It is a requirement of publication for many funders and for the Research Excellence Framework (REF) submissions. Find out more about Open Access, REF and funder requirements, funding and payment details.
- Open access for the REF
What you need to do to make your research outputs REF compliant; what the library will do.
- Deposit your publication
Deposit your research outputs in Pure; deposit your publication in a discipline-specific repository.
- Open access funding
Find out if you are eligible for funding to cover open access publication costs; make a funding claim.
- Funder requirements
RCUK open access requirements; COAF open access requirements; other funder requirements.
- Check your journal
Check whether a journal meets your funders’ open access requirements.
- Publisher deals and payments
Check the correct payment method for your funder and publisher; check whether any discounts are available.
- Understanding open access
Find out more about open access and the ‘Green’ and ‘Gold’ routes.
- Open access policy
The University’s institutional policy to support the transition towards open access to research; HEFCE’s open access policy.