- About UCL Discovery
- Open Access
- Using UCL Discovery:
For UCL authors
How to deposit
UCL authors maintain their publication record and deposit copies of research publications using the RPS system. UCL's Publications Policy states that, copyright permissions allowing, a copy of all research outputs should be deposited in UCL Discovery.
A step-by-step guide to depositing research is available.
Depositing and copyright
UCL Discovery staff will check copyright permissions before making copies of UCL research publications openly available.
Note that many journal publishers do not permit the re-use of the final published version of journal articles. Publishers typically allow instead the author's "accepted version" or "post-print" of the article; this is the author's final draft, as accepted for publication. To comply with the UCL Publications Policy, we recommend that UCL authors of journal articles deposit their final drafts in UCL Discovery as soon as they are accepted for publication.
The SHERPA RoMEO site is a useful guide to the copyright and self-archiving policies of over 600 journal publishers.
More information about copyright and UCL Discovery is available.
Research funders' policies
Many research funders have adopted Open Access policies which make funding conditional on some form of OA publication. A summary of research funders' policies on OA is available.