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Researcher Decision Tree – ‘Green’ or ‘Gold’? How to meet the UK Research Councils’ requirements on Open Access. This slide pack contains 3 versions of the Decision Tree for how to meet RCUK OA Requirements at Oxford University.

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Researcher decision tree green or gold

Researcher Decision Tree – ‘Green’ or ‘Gold’?

How to meet the UK Research Councils’ requirements on Open Access

This slide pack contains 3 versions of the Decision Tree for how to meet RCUK OA Requirements at Oxford University.

Slide 1: Simple, e.g. for use in presentations or large group discussions

Slide 2: More detail – e.g. for use in smaller group discussions or help sessions

Slide 3: With help ‘call-outs’ for individual use, smaller group discussions or help sessions

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Researcher decision tree green or gold

Researcher Decision Tree – ‘Green’ or ‘Gold’?

How to meet the UK Research Councils’ requirements on Open Access

  • Need help?

  • E: [email protected];

  • W: http://open-access.ox.ac.uk

  • Twitter: @oaoxford

AUTHOR CHOOSES JOURNAL & THEIR PREFERRED ROUTE TO OA

GREEN OA PERMITTED BY PUBLISHER?

PUBLISHER OFFERS GOLD OPTION?

ORA COPY FOR PRESERVATION – ID/OA*

N

N

Y

Y

N

PUBLISHER OFFERS CC-BY LICENCE?

ORA – COPY FOR PRESERVATION – ID/OA*

PUBLISHER EMBARGO COMPLIES WITH FUNDER POLICY?

N

Y

ACCEPT GREEN EMBARGO WHERE PERMITTED

AND/OR

COPY IN ORA FOR PRESERVATION – ID/OA

APC FUNDS AVAILABLE?

Y

N

Y

GREEN OA - ORA AND/OR SUBJECT REPOSITORY

IMMEDIATE GOLD OA + PRESERVATION COPY IN ORA

* Immediate Deposit/Optional Access


Researcher decision tree green or gold

Researcher Decision Tree – ‘Green’ or ‘Gold’?

How to meet the UK Research Councils’ requirements on Open Access

  • Need help?

  • E: [email protected];

  • W: http://open-access.ox.ac.uk

  • Twitter: @oaoxford

AUTHOR CHOOSES JOURNAL & PREFERRED ROUTE TO ACHIEVE OPEN ACCESS

Accept* non-compliancewith funder OA policy with this journal

AND

Deposit embargoed copy in ORA for preservation purposes (ID/OA**)

Does publisher permit Green OA i.e. Self-archiving?

Does publisher have a gold option?

N

N

Y

Y

Accept* youcannot fully comply with funder OA policy with this journal

AND

Deposit embargoed copy in ORA for preservation purposes (ID/OA**)

N

Will article be made available with CC-BY?

Does journal allow open access within embargo set by funder?

N

Y

If availableaccept green embargo

OR

Accept * non-compliancewith funder OA policy with this journal

AND

Deposit copy in ORA for preservation purposes (ID/OA**)

Are APC Funds available?

N

Y

Y

GREEN OA

Self-archive a copy in ORA and/or subject repository. Set embargo at point of deposit.

NO FEE REQUIRED

IMMEDIATE GOLD OA

Plus preservation copy in ORA

*RCUK accepts that there will not be 100% compliance and this is a 5-year journey

**Immediate Deposit/Optional Access


Researcher decision tree green or gold

Researcher Decision Tree – ‘Green’ or ‘Gold’?

How to meet the UK Research Councils’ requirements on Open Access

  • Is self-archiving permitted?

  • Does journal comply with mandatory deposit in named subject repository

START:

AUTHOR CHOOSES JOURNAL & THEIR PREFERRED ROUTE TO OPEN ACCESS

Tool to check journal compliance with funder OA policy : SHERPA FACT (BETA) and/or see journal terms & conditions

  • Need help?

  • E: [email protected];

  • W: http://open-access.ox.ac.uk

  • Twitter: @oaoxford

GREEN OA PERMITTED BY PUBLISHER?

PUBLISHER OFFERS GOLD OPTION?

ORA COPY FOR PRESERVATION – ID/OA*

N

N

If a journal has a green embargo longer than that permitted by RCUK, you will need to pay an APC to publish

Are the publisher and funder embargo periods compatible? RCUK’s embargo periods are:

6 months STEM and Biomed, 12 months HASS

*ID/OA: Immediate Deposit/Optional Access = Deposit copy in ORA to preserve your paper digitally – setting the embargo at point of deposit, for potential future OA.

Y

Y

N

PUBLISHER OFFERS CC-BY LICENCE?

ORA – COPY FOR PRESERVATION – ID/OA*

PUBLISHER EMBARGO OK WITH FUNDER?

N

  • RCUK requires maximum reuse rights associated with GOLD i.e. CC-BY license

  • Check journal terms.

Y

  • Use budgeted APC funds in your grant

  • OR

  • Apply for APC funding from Oxford RCUK Block Grant

  • OR

  • Find alternative funding to pay APC

  • Submit article to journal, & self-archive permitted copy in required repository and /or ORA at same time.

  • Set embargo at point of deposit

ACCEPT GREEN EMBARGO WHERE PERMITTED

AND/OR

COPY IN ORA FOR PRESERVATION – ID/OA

APC FUNDS AVAILABLE?

N

Y

Y

  • RCUK have indicated they will accept longer embargos where APC funds are limited – 12 months STEM, 24 months HASS.

GREEN OA

ORA AND/OR SUBJECT REPOSITORY

IMMEDIATE GOLD OA + PRESERVATION COPY IN ORA

*Immediate Deposit/Optional Access


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