University of Sheffield open access policy

The University of Sheffield fully endorses the principles of open access and expects all academics to make their research open access where possible.


Read the University's position statement in support of open access

In summary, the University of Sheffield requires researchers to deposit the author accepted manuscript (AAM) of all new journal articles and conference papers in myPublications as soon as possible after acceptance.

Where possible, the AAM will then be made open access in the University repository White Rose Research Online (WRRO).

The University also requires all doctoral theses to be submitted electronically to the University's repository White Rose eTheses Online (WREO). If possible, the full text of the thesis will then be made available open access via WREO and the British Library's EthOS repository.

Strategic leadership for the University’s open access policy is provided by the Open Research Advisory Group.

For related University of Sheffield policies see the following links:

University of Sheffield statement on open research

University of Sheffield research data management policy

University of Sheffield copyright policies

University of Sheffield researchers may also need to comply with the REF open access policy and policies set by external funders such as UKRI, the Wellcome Trust and the EU.

For more information, see the following links:

REF open access policy

Funder open access policies

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