Open access publishing at Cardiff Met can be achieved via one of the following routes:
a) Publishing in an open access journal, free from Article Processing Charges (APCs)
b) Publishing in a subscription journal which permits authors to deposit a copy of the output in a local or subject repository, usually following an embargo period (otherwise known as the
c) Publishing in a hybrid journal and paying an APC to allow immediate open access publication (otherwise known as the
Under all circumstances, researchers should deposit a version of their research (usually the accepted manuscript/post-print) into DSpace no later than three months after the date of acceptance from a publisher. This helps to ensure all research from Cardiff Met will be available for anyone to access and just as vitally it will be compliant for REF 2021 (even if not submitted).
It is expected that most researchers will follow the green route at Cardiff Met but in some circumstances, it may be necessary to follow the gold route. In these instances, researchers will apply to their School MPT for funding to cover the cost of the APC incurred.
***The post-print is the version of the article after it has been peer-reviewed and revised into its final form by the author, often referred to as the author’s accepted manuscript or author's final peer-reviewed manuscript. This version does not include the publishers' logos, final formatting or typesetting.***
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Please refer to Cardiff Met's Policy on Open Access publishing of research for full details. The policy includes a workflow to help researchers select the appropriate route and an open access glossary of terms.