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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, 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 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.  PIRA 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:



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


emailing your articles to the PIRA staff at library.ira@polyu.edu.hk, or by


contacting your Faculty Librarians


For enquiries on the PIRA, please contact the University Library at 3400 3196 or by email at library.ira@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 PIRA.  


Last update: 14 July 2020