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Open Access

Rights Retention Strategy

The Rights Retention Strategy allows authors to publish in the subscription journal of their choice whilst retaining copyright to their work. Authors are expected to publish their outputs Open Access without embargo whilst retaining copyright via a CC-BY license.

If you chose to publish in a subscription journal which does not support a transition to Open Access, then you can use the RRS to ensure compliance with Plan S. The strategy allows researchers to retain their right to use their Author Accepted Manuscript (AAM) as they please including sharing within academic networks, and with whomever they choose under CC BY conditions.

Depositing the AAM in a repository allows cOAlition S funded publications to reach a much wider audience more quickly.

Further guidance on the RRS and how to use it can be found below via the attached handout.