Open Access Publication

Open Access(OA) enables scholarly research to be made freely available online with limited restrictions on its reuse.

The impetus for Open Access has been the belief that the results of research are a public good and they should be made available to all, regardless of ability to pay for access. For the most part this will involve making available post-print copies of refereed journal articles and conference proceedings.

Bangor University recognises the institution’s valuable contribution to world class research and considers sharing expertise essential to support and promote academics and nurture a knowledge society. As such, Bangor University has an Open Access Policy.

To access the policy and to find out more about Open Access and the requirements of funding bodies, please visit the Open Access section of the Library and Archives Services website.

For the next REF certain research outputs should be made open-access to be eligible for submission. For further information please visit REO’s REF2020 page.