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Durham University

Repositories

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.