Open access publishing makes your online scholarly work available, free of charge to anyone. It facilitates the discovery and sharing of knowledge and may be required by your research funder.
From April 2016 the Higher Education Funding Council (HEFCE) requires that, for journal articles and conference papers to be eligible for the post-2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF), they are deposited in a repository. You are advised to upload your work on acceptance to Symplectic, for deposit in Spiral, Imperial's institutional repository.
Funding is available to make the published version of your work immediately available from the publisher’s website.
Open access funding applications will not be processed during the College closed period. Applications received after midday on Thursday 22 December 2016 will be processed when the College reopens on Tuesday 3 January 2017.