Here are some steps to take to publish your research as Open Access: 1. Choose a journal, conference proceeding, or publisher that allows Open Access publishing before submitting the research output for their consideration. If you would like help identifying an Open Access publication or publisher please contact Scholarly Communications at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that there are two main routes for Open Access publishing: Green: this means depositing the final peer-reviewed version of the research output in a institutional or national repository such as RADAR which can then usually be accessed by the public after a specified embargo period. This route is generally free for the author(s). Gold: this means allowing the public immediate free access to the publisher's version of the output. Publishers recoup their costs through a number of mechanisms, but mostly through the author(s) paying an Article Processing Charge (APC). If you want to apply for funding from Oxford Brookes to pay for an APC, please follow the procedure described on the Open Access Fee Requests page. 2. Add the details of the research output to the CRIS (Current Research Information System - also known as 'Converis') and also upload the version of your manuscript that was accepted for publication by the publisher after peer-review (sometimes known as the 'accepted manuscript' or 'postprint') and evidence of the acceptance date (e.g. an email from publishers that states full acceptance and includes a date the email was received). To help you with this we have made step-by-step and videos guides on How to add outputs to Converis for REF 2021. 3. The Scholarly Communications Team will then: Check the record on the CRIS for accuracy and add or request any further information. Check with the copyright permissions database SHERPA and/or the journal or publisher's website for the Open Access allowance (e.g. the length of embargo that should be applied). Add the Open Access version of the research output to RADAR and make it publicly available (while respecting any embargo that may apply). If you have any questions please contact Scholarly Communications at email@example.com.