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Open Access


Open Access to DMU publications

De Montfort University supports the principle that results of publicly-funded research should be made available as widely and freely as possible, this is known as 'Open Access.'

From 1 April 2016, the full text of all new DMU articles and conference papers should be made available in the institutional repository (DORA), to other researchers, students and the wider public (subject to any publisher-imposed embargo periods).

Externally funded research projects must also check and meet their funder's Open Access requirements.

For details, see DMU's policy on Managing Open Access.

This policy falls within our wider support for Open Research, as set out in our Open Research Position Statement.

A variety of support on Open Access is available to DMU researchers, through the Library and Learning Service (LLS), and the Research Services Directorate (RS):

  • An Open Access Libguide offering information and guidance for researchers
  • An Open Access email box, for your queries and requests for support 
  • Termly training sessions as part of DMU's Researcher Development Programme.
  • Training and presentations on request for faculties, schools and research groups (contact:

Access to DMU's publications is through the institutional repository, DORA.

An Author Rights and Copyright guide provides advice on protecting your copyrights as an author of an academic publication, when dealing with publishers.

DMU staff leading on support for Open Access are:

Mandy Thomas, Research Governance Officer (research publications and data), Research Services Directorate. Contact:

Alan Cope, Repository Officer, Library and Learning Service. Contact: