My research output contains third-party images. Can it be made Open Access on the Research Portal?

Answered By: Open Access Team
Last Updated: Feb 23, 2016     Views: 53

It is important to get copyright clearance for any images used in your research paper.

Permission granted for publication in print may not extend to online reproduction, so it is advisable that you secure consent for open access from the copyright owner prior to depositing the relevant research output in Pure.

If you have secured permission for the images to be made open access, then upload the final accepted manuscript and images to Pure. The Open Access Team will make the paper, including the images, open access for you.

If you have not secured permission and the images are central to understanding your paper then please let the Open Access Team know (email: We will not make the paper and images public and we will record the paper as being an exception to the HEFCE Open Access Policy so that it should still be eligible for potential inclusion in the next REF.

If you have not secured permission but the reused images are not academically essential to the paper then please let the Open Access Team know. We will make the paper open access but not make the images public.

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