Open Access Week - News and Events - University of Derby

Open Access Week success

Open Access Week ran across the University between 14-18 March. Open Access is the free online availability of scholarly literature, including journal articles, conference proceedings, theses, book chapters, data and more.

Throughout the week around 400 leaflets and flyers about Open Access and the HEFCE Open Access Policy were circulated to academic staff across all sites.

In the three months prior to and during Open Access Week (Jan-Mar 2016), 52 items were added to UDORA. This signifies a 68% increase in articles from the same period last year.

In addition to the awareness raising activities, a policy on Open Access, which mandates all journal articles and conference proceedings to be deposited into the University of Derby Online Research Archive (UDORA), was approved at the University Research Committee.

Watch videos of Professor Tristram Hooley and Professor Paul Weller talk about the benefits of Open Access Week here.  

For more information on Open Access, please visit the Library’s Support for Researchers online guide or email your Subject Librarian.

To find out how to make your outputs open access for free by submitting it to the university’s open access repository, UDORA, please email

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