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:
- Direct online submission to PIRA
- Email your works to PIRA staff at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Contact your Faculty Librarian
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:
- Publish Open Access articles in Cambridge University Press (CUP) Journals
- 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.