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Open Access to Published Research

PolyU adopts Open Access Policy in Support of Open and Unrestricted Access to Published Research

To support PolyU academic community in disseminating research results widely and freely, the following open access policy was implemented from the beginning of the 2010/11 academic year:

PolyU academic and researchers are required to deposit electronic copies of their peer-reviewed journal articles and conference proceedings (author’s final accepted manuscript) in the PolyU Institutional Repository (PolyU IR) (currently known as PolyU Institutional Research Archive, PIRA) for open access, as of the date of paper publication. Full text of other research outputs should also be deposited where appropriate.

PolyU authors will provide to the University Library copies of their work and the University Library will determine publisher agreements permit deposit in institutional repositories for public access.  PolyU IRA staff will check publishers' copyright agreements to ensure that the deposits are permitted.

Academic and research staff can submit your published research through any one of the following channels:

For enquiries on the PolyU IRA, please contact the University Library at 3400 3196 or by email at


Last update: 26 Apr 2022

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