There are several research organisations who have a mandate for open access. If your research has been funded by one of the organisations below then you must follow their open access policy.

Funder Mandates 

University of Aberdeen Open Access Policy and Documents 

Green Open Access 

  • Open Access Workflow: use the workflow as a guide to the key steps in Green OA publishing of your research 

  • SHERPA/FACT: use to check if the journal you wish to publish in has a Green OA publication route, and complies with your funder's requirements for open access to research 

  • PURE/AURA: log in to PURE to update your publication details and publish your final post-print in AURA 

Gold Open Access 

If you need to publish using Gold OA please see How to Make Your Research Open Access for information

  • Open Access Workflow: use the workflow as a guide to the key steps in Gold OA publishing of your research 

  • PURE/AURA: log in to PURE to update your publication details and publish your output in AURA 

FAQs 

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