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Publishing and Open Access

Lund University has an Open Access policy. Researchers are expected (although not obliged) to deposit a copy of their publication/s in LUCRIS. Research funders are increasingly requiring publicly funded research to be freely available.

Open Access

If you publish in an Open Access journal, Lund University will pay half the cost. Also, the university has agreements paying for the publishing fee with Oxford University Press, Springer Compact, Taylor & Francis and so on; however, certain requirements have to be met. If the year’s allocated funds for publishing run out before the end of the year, support ceases until new funds are available.

Many recognised journals are now hybrid journals, which offer the author to pay to make the individual article Open Access. It is often more expensive than publishing in an Open Access journal, and Lund University does not offer grants for such articles. A good compromise is to find a publishing house with generous rules for self-archiving. A post-print is defined as a post-peer-review; that is, a pre-copyedit version of an article.

You can find subscription journal conditions and embargo periods in the Sherpa Romeo database. The information is often standardised, so it is good to check your rights on the publisher website.