Open Access for historians | Bodleian History Faculty Library at Oxford
"Following the rapid developments in Open Access (OA) in recent months and the implementation of the RCUK OA guidelines on 1 April 2013, it is important for researchers to be fully informed of the proposals, what it means for them and what they need to do. If you are in receipt of RCUK funding (e.g. AHRC) or Wellcome Trust funding, you will need to comply with their OA publishing guidelines. There are two permitted routes to publishing under Open Access: Gold route (Author-pays or Author Processing Charge APC): a fee is paid to the publisher to make the article freely and immediately accessible. Authors should apply to the University for APC funding. The RCUK policy currently mandates use of the Creative Commons ‘Attribution’ license CC-BY (see below). Green route (institutional repository): a refereed, but un-copyedited version is deposited in a local institutional repository (e.g. ORA in Oxford) after an embargo period of 12 months for arts and humanities. This is University of Oxford’s preferred route. At the start, an embargo period of 12/24 months will be acceptable but it is expected that withinn 5 years the norm of 6/12 months will apply. Below are key information resources for historians and a list of key history journals."