Open access publishing

Open Access is free, unrestricted online access to research outputs. It is a requirement of publication for many funders and for the Research Excellence Framework (REF) submissions. Find out more about Open Access, REF and funder requirements, funding and payment details.

Open access claim form

Make a claim for gold publication of Research Council or COAF funded papers.

Page, colour and other publication charges (including membership) remain the responsibility of the author or department.

Open Access communications from the University

Open Access training courses

Book onto one of our training courses for an introduction to funder and REF open access policy requirements.

Open Access Team

For general enquiries about Open Access publishing at Bristol email

Research Engagement Librarians

Cath Borwick - Health and Biomedical Sciences
Catherine Dack - Arts and Social Sciences
Alex Clarke - Engineering and Science
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