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Open Access recommendations for MBG  

Why Open Access (OA)?

AU has joined Denmark's National Strategy for Open Access and the benefits of open access are: free access to publicly paid research, effective knowledge sharing with opportunities for new research opportunities, innovation and growth in society. Read more about Open Access on the staff pages and about AU's Open Access policy.

Is your article not published as Open Access?

Submit your Accepted Manuscript (AM) (your own accepted version) to PURE via the Open Access Submission Form. After that, the library is checking whether access to the final version (PDF) is allowed, in which case this will be preferred.

What do I do when the funding agencies require Open Access and there is an embargo period?

Check how long the embargo period is before open access is allowed. If it is longer than six months, it may not meet the requirements at, for example, EU funding. If necessary, try to obtain an agreement with the publisher BEFORE publication, on reducing the embargo period to six months.

Should I choose to pay for Open Access?

If you choose an OA journal, it is important that you make it based on a professional choice. You can choose from an OA journal where all articles are open access or where it is possible to pay APC (Article Processing Charges) to gain open access to the article. The library's license agreements allow individual publishers to obtain a discount on the payment. See the list of AU Library's APC Discount Deals.

Do you want you data to be open?

If you want to file your other data or software as open data, you can do so in an open access repository such as LOAR, ArXiv, Zenodo eller PubMedCentral (PMC). here are several CC -licenses, choose which license you prefer.


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