After you uploaded a manuscript and added its details on Symplectic Elements, a ticket is created overnight and comes to the Open Access team's helpdesk the day after. We then check out which funder Open Access policies apply (if any acknowledged funding was indicated on Symplectic) and what the journal’s copyright policies allow. We’ll then get back to you with advice on what you need to do (if anything) and – if you are eligible for funds from the RCUK/COAF block grants – we’ll commit funds and give you instructions for how to have publishers bill us directly. To comply with the REF Open Access policy, we'll also add the manuscript to the Repository if publisher policy allows.
Articles in this section
- What is the author accepted manuscript (AAM)?
- Which manuscripts should I upload?
- When do I need to upload?
- I have no funders or my funder has no Open Access requirements (e.g. a College fellowship). Do I need to do anything?
- I’m using arXiv, bioRxiv or another preprint server. Do I still need to upload my article on acceptance?
- My journal asks me to sign a copyright agreement or commit to an Open Access option on submission, not acceptance. Can I get in touch earlier?
- Should I upload my back-catalogue of articles?
- I’m publishing Gold Open Access in a Fully Open Access journal. Do I still need to upload the accepted manuscript?
- What happens after I upload my article?
- Where do I start?