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Publish your research

Publishing and Open Access

Lund University has an Open Access policy. Researchers are expected (although not obliged) to deposit a copy of their publication in LUCRIS. This is to spread research results to a broader audience and, as demonstrated in a series of studies, Open Access leads to more citations. 

Open Access

There are few good scientific Open Access journals for research conducted at LUSEM. If you publish in an Open Access journal, Lund University pays half the cost. 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. Often, you are permitted to publish a post-print of the article in LUCRIS. 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.