Open Access in Informatics

Support available for Open Access and a summary of common publisher policies.

Support for Open Access

Within Informatics support for Open Access is provided by the RDM team with other admin staff in level offices and ISS involved in entering papers into PURE.

Staff can choose to enter publications themselves, or use one of the following methods of mediated entry:

  • Mediated input via the local Informatics form.

Informatics publications submission form

  • Forward the acceptance email and the author's final version of the paper to the RDM team.

rdmpublications@inf.ed.ac.uk

Please contact the RDM team for questions about Open Access policies or publisher policies.

Support is also offered centrally by the Scholarly Communications team based in the Library. 

Scholarly Communications team

Summary of Publisher Trends

Information on publisher's policies should be listed in the copyright form/license transfer form that staff sign.  For journals, information can be found on the SHERPA/RoMEO site.

SHERPA/RoMEO

For convenience, a summary of the policies for some of the major publisher of Informatics material is included below.  The copyright agreement will always override this information as will SHERPA/RoMEO.  If there are major discrepancies, please let the RDM team know.

ACM

  • Conferences: the author's final version can normally be archived with no embargo
  • Journals: the author's final version can normally be archived with no embargo

Note the ACM LaTeX templates often include header and footer information, so the author's final version may not look that different from the final published version.

IEEE

  • Conferences: the author's final version can normally be archived with no embargo
  • Journals: the author's final version can normally be archived with no embargo

ACL

  • Conferences: the publisher's final version can normally be archived with no embargo
  • Journals: the publisher's final version can normally be archived with no embargo

Springer

Conferences in LNCS: the author's final version can be archived with no embargo

Journals: the author's final version can normally be archived with an embargo of 12 months.  Staff should check the embargo period for their journal in SHERPA/RoMEO.

SHERPA/RoMEO

The University is also signed up to Springer Compact which will allow Gold OA without additional charge when the corresponding author is at Edinburgh.

Springer Compact

Elsevier

Journals: the author's final version can be archived with an embargo period of 12 months.  Staff should check the embargo period for their journal on the Elsevier website.

Elsevier