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Open access

Freely available research publications
Open access (OA) publishing means that research results are published in such a way that they are freely accessible online. There are two “roads” to OA, the “golden road”, and the “green road”.

In Lund University’s policy on publishing, researchers are encouraged to publish OA as much as possible in order to increase research visibility, use and impact. Many of the large research funders demand that research results be published so that they are freely accessible to everyone.

We have compiled information in the following pages based on the two routes to OA: publishing directly in an OA journal (the golden road) and self-a rchiving (the green road).

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For questions about the publication process, bibliometrics, research data, open access, etcetera., please contact:

publicera [at] lub [dot] lu [dot] se

For questions about LUCRIS, please contact:

servicedesk [at] lu [dot] se

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Find out more about OA in Sweden at

OA logo, an open lock
The open access symbol, an open padlock composed by the letters O and A, signifies free access to research publications.