Open access

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.

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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 Elsevier, Wiley, 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. Another possibility is to find a publishing house with generous rules for self-archiving.  

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.



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Last published: 2020-09-17