Town hall meeting 17/01/24
A Town Hall meeting was held on 17th January 2024 to discuss the proposals ahead of a request for Congregation to approve the change to Statute XVI.
See the recording of the Town Hall event here (SSO required)
Sign up to the pilot
In the meantime, researchers are still able to sign up for the rights retention pilot and can contact the open access helpline for more support.
Complete the pilot signup form here
Find out more on our dedicated Rights Retention Pilot pages (SSO required)
Add rights retention statement
When submitting your article or conference proceedings you should add the following statement to your manuscript:
This research was funded in whole or in part by [Funder] [Grant number]. For the purpose of Open Access, the author has applied a CC BY public copyright licence to any Author Accepted Manuscript (AAM) version arising from this submission.
By taking these steps and stating your intent to apply a CC BY licence to your accepted manuscript, you will have secured your open access publication on submission.
Please contact us:
- if your publisher asks you to agree to something which conflicts with rights retention, or if you are asked to remove the statement
- if you’re an unfunded researcher but you are interested in rights retention
Check tick box in Symplectic Elements
When uploading your manuscript to Symplectic Elements, make sure you tick the ‘Rights Retention Statement in Manuscript?’ box. This will indicate that you have informed your publisher that your submission is covered by rights retention.