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Open Access to Published Research



To support PolyU academic community in disseminating research results widely and freely, at its 187th meeting on 20 January 2010, the Research Committee (RC) considered and approved the following open access policy for implementation 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 Research Archive, PolyU IRA) 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.


The RC also agreed that a review of the policy be conducted three years after its implementation. See the RC discussion paper on Policy in Support of Open Access to Published Research for more information.


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



full-text submission via Research Output System (ROS) page (http://www.polyu.edu.hk/ro/ros/), or


direct online submission to the PolyU IRA (http://irmgt.lib.polyu.edu.hk/irdbms/), or


emailing your articles to the PolyU IRA staff at lbira@polyu.edu.hk, or by


contacting your Faculty Librarians


For enquiries on the PolyU IRA, please contact the University Library at 3400 3196 or by email at lbira@polyu.edu.hk.


This Policy will over time enable the rich peer-reviewed output of this University to be collected, showcased, and make available for worldwide access via the PolyU IRA.