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Open Access: a guide for researchers


A guide for Academics interested in Open Access and identifying how to make their research available via Open Access

Publishing your Research Open Access The Options (Research Week 2021)

Open Access Publishing in Maynooth University (Research Week 2021)

Open Access Books (Toolkit)

Open Access

Open Access

The University supports the principles of Open Access (OA) and encourages its researchers to disseminate their research findings as widely as possible.

Open Access definition

Open access (OA) refers to unrestricted online access to articles published in scholarly journals, and also increasingly to book chapters or monographs.

Open Access policy

Maynooth University policy is that for all research and scholarly publications, which arise in whole or in part from research carried out at the University, and subject to the copyright and archiving policies of the publisher, the publication contents should be made available at the earliest possible date through the Maynooth University Research Archive Library (MURAL). The Maynooth University policy took effect from 1 May 2011.

Depositing your Publications in the Maynooth University Research Archive Library (MURAL)

To register and  set up a user account to deposit material in the archive, please email the archive administrator at Please include your name, department, email and telephone extension. Copyright and archiving policies of the publisher will be checked before the material is made available.


Introduction to Open Access Video

Research Support Librarian

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Ciaran Quinn
Maynooth University Library
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Open Access Explained

What is Open Access?