Open Access Options for PolyU Authors

Open Access to scientific information and research data has never been more crucial than ever as evident from the fight against the COVID pandemic. As a researcher, you have the choice to make your research more open, reach as many people as possible, and maximize its impact to the society. Here are some Open Access options for PolyU Authors


Support of Open Access to Published Research through Institutional Archiving

As you may recall, the University has recently requested all academic staff to deposit the Final Accepted Manuscripts of their research outputs in the PolyU Institutional Research Archive (PIRA). By doing this, a version of your research work will be made available to both the research community and the larger public.

To submit your manuscript to PIRA, you may choose either of these channels:

For more information about Open Access through PIRA, please see our guide.

Publishing in Open Access Journals

Another way to make your research article Open Access is to publish in Open Access journals. This way, your work will be available immediately to the research community right after publication. In most cases, an Article Processing Charge (APC) may be charged to the authors when the paper gets accepted. PolyU authors now have 2 more options to publish in Open Access without paying for APC:

  1. Publish Open Access articles in Cambridge University Press (CUP) Journals

    PolyU authors can publish in CUP journals with APC fully waived during the period of 2021-2023. Visit our guide, or watch the training recording to learn how this works.

  2. Publish in IWA Open Access Journals

    PolyU authors can publish Open Access articles with APC fully waived in all IWA journals under Subscribe-to-Open (S2O) model. Visit our guide to learn more details.

For enquiries, please feel free to email us at, or contact your Faculty Librarian.

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