Open access publication policy | Ethics and governance | Research | Sheffield Hallam University<
"Purpose The University has policies and procedures in place to ensure good research practice and to sustain programmes of excellent and ethical research. Poicies are also concerned with research quality promoting the highest standards of integrity, impartiality and respect for data. The University is committed to making the outputs of its research as widely available as possible and supports the principles of open access to make the outputs of publicly-funded research available through unrestricted online access. The aim of the policy is to  maximise the visibility of the University's research to a global audience and to generate new research partnerships and collaborations  help researchers to disseminate their work as widely as possible and increase usage, citations and impact  support compliance with the open access policies of research funders  ensure that there is a central, comprehensive record of all University research outputs for reporting and auditing purposes  facilitate the preservation of research outputs ..."