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Open Access: UCC OA Publications Policy

Learn more about Open Access to Research

Policy Details

The UCC Open Access to Publications Policy was devised by Information Services and the Office of the VP for Research and Innovation working with the Academic Council Research and Innovation Committee. The policy is available here

Email your publication to CORA

You can e-mail your accepted version together with a reference for the publication to and we will archive your publication on your behalf in accordance with the CORA deposit licence.

UCC Open Access to Publications Policy

In November 2016, Academic Council approved adoption of an Open Access to Publications Policy for all staff employed by UCC.

Authors of peer-reviewed articles and peer-reviewed conference papers resulting from research carried out at University College Cork will deposit a copy in the CORA (Cork Open Research Archive) repository.

In order to comply with the policy, you should 'act on acceptance'. When your journal article or conference paper has been accepted for publication, you should either upload the accepted version through your IRIS profile or e-mail the file to UCC Library will make deposit as easy as possible by checking copyright and adhering to the publisher's terms and conditions.

What is the Accepted Version?

The accepted version is the final draft, after peer review, which incorporates any peer review changes, but without the publisher's formatting, typesetting or logos

Sample Accepted Version


Sample Published Version


Click here to see an item on CORA which has accepted and published versions archived together.