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Durham University


Durham University Open Access Statement

Senate agreed the Durham University Open Access Policy in January 2013 and last updated it in June 2017. Here are its main requirements:

Authors must provide their final accepted, peer-reviewed manuscripts for deposit in DRO within 3 months of acceptance for publication

  • Applies to journal articles and conference papers published since January 2013
  • Embargo periods specified in existing copyright agreements will be respected
  • Authors are also required, where possible, to deposit other output formats, eg. book chapters, reports and 'grey' literature
  • Authors should ensure, where possible, that any new copyright agreements which they sign permit them to deposit their final accepted, peer-reviewed manuscripts in DRO
  • Preferably with an embargo period of no more than 6 months from the date of acceptance for publication

The full policy is available on the Research and Innovation Services web pages.