Copyright in the context of open access is different to general copyright in that terms and conditions and vary dramatically from publisher to publisher, and even from journal to journal from the same publisher. This section will provide information about open access copyright. For general copyright guidance, have a look at our Help Guide on Copyright.
One of the most common questions when considering uploading research to UBIR is "Which version can I use"?
In terms of journal articles, most publishers allow the depositing of what is commonly known as the post-print or author accepted manuscript. In other words, the final, unformatted version of your research. It is unusual for publisher to allow the depositing of the publisher version.
For other types of output, publishers may have difference terms and conditions, and in the case of any doubt, you are advised to contact the UBIR Team.
There are a number of ways in which you can ensure that your open access deposits comply with copyright terms and conditions: