Answered By: Roger Fairman
Last Updated: Mar 09, 2017     Views: 2

Making your work open access means that anyone anywhere can read, use and cite your research. There’s a growing body of evidence that this raises your visibility and that of the University, and encourages collaboration and wider impact

Many research funding bodies now require outputs deriving from their funding to be made available via Open Access and as from 1st April 2016 HEFCE requirements for certain types of publication to be Open Access to be eligible for the post-2014 REF came into force.

The University of Worcester is committed to making as many of its outputs Open Access as possible. The Open Access policy requires researchers to deposit the authors accepted manuscript (AAM) of certain outputs in WRaP. Conforming to the UW policy means you’ll also be meeting the requirements of the HEFCE policy, giving you peace of mind