The University supports the principles of Open Access (OA) and encourages its researchers to disseminate their research findings as widely as possible.
Open access (OA) refers to unrestricted online access to articles published in scholarly journals, and also increasingly to book chapters or monographs.
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 Open Access Repository. The Maynooth University policy was introduced with effect from 1 May 2011, and was reviewed May 2017. This updated policy, passed by MU Academic Council, will be reviewed no later than May 2022.