Open Access is the free and unrestricted access to research outputs, distributed online often with a Creative Commons license to promote reuse.
- Green Open Access - deposit in Institutional Repository. Publisher embargoes may be applied.
- Gold Open Access - immediate open access publication (usually for a fee)
Funders and research assessment exercises such as the REF require Open Access publishing for journal articles and conference paper.
Falmouth University Researchers
- To be eligible for the current REF, journal articles and papers in published conference proceedings (with ISSN) need to be submitted to the Falmouth University Research Repository (FURR) within 3 months of acceptance.
- To find out more about Open Access and your research in FURR follow this link to the Open Access Briefing.
Finding Open Access Content
Images and multimedia
- Search.CreativeCommons.org – searches multiple sites for Creative Commons licensed images, video, music and other media based on the type of use you want to make of the material.
- flickr – database of images and video enabling you to select content you are free to use. Use the drop-down License filter to search for items with specific licenses.
- Wikimedia Commons - access public domain and freely-license educational media content, however, for all media not in the public domain, you will need to check the license first.
- Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) – online directory indexing and accessing quality open access, peer-reviewed journals.
- Google Scholar – free search engine allowing you to search scholarly content across multiple disciplines.
- CORE – an aggregation of open access content from UK and worldwide repositories and open access journals.