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Self-Archiving and Rights Retention

This section contains information on:

  • Self-archiving
  • Rights Retention
  • The University's Self-Archiving policy.

Find out more in our video on Green and Gold open access.

The problem of embargoes

This video covers: 

  • What is an embargo period? 
  • Copyright transfer agreements and what they might say about embargo periods. 
  • Why the embargo period may not be compatible with funder open access requirements. 
  • What is rights retention? How can it help researchers? 

Rights Retention Statement

When submitting an article, researchers need to include the following wording in their submitted manuscript and any submission cover letter/note if their grant funder terms require it:

'For the purpose of open access, the author has applied a Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) licence to any Author Accepted Manuscript version arising from this submission.’ 

More information is on our webpages on Rights Retention and our Self-Archiving Policy Guidance.

Authors' Rights Retention Strategy

This video covers: 

  • What is rights retention? Why is it helpful? 
  • How does rights retention work? What do researchers need to do? 
  • How to complete the Self-Archiving policy question when depositing to Symplectic Elements. 
  • The University’s Self-Archiving policy. 

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