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Open Access

Accepted for publication?
Make your work Open Access with Symplectic Elements

What's new?

Open Access uploads are now completed through Symplectic Elements. Log in to your Elements account, click the big red 'Accepted for Publication?' button and follow the prompts to submit your manuscript.

The Open Access Team will check your funder and journal policies and advise on how to comply with REF and other funder Open Access requirements. If you have already sent your paper to the Open Access Team you don't need to do it again.

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What is Symplectic Elements?

Elements is the University's research information management system, and provides a closed environment within which Cambridge researchers can create a profile and share information within the University of Cambridge community.

There are lots of other things you can do in Symplectic Elements, like add teaching activities, link papers to funding or add details of other systems you use. Symplectic Elements is used for a wide variety of reporting purposes so all this information feeds into these.

You can find more information about how Symplectic Elements is used by the University here.

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Open Access policies

The HEFCE open access policy requires research articles and conference proceedings to be available through an institutional repository to be eligible for the next REF.

We will continue to advise on other funders’ policies and to pay eligible Open Access costs for papers funded by Research Councils UK, the Wellcome Trust and the Charity Open Access Fund.

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