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Open Access

Committed to Open Access

HSL is committed to providing open access to peer-reviewed papers describing HSL-led research funded by our parent body, HSE and ourselves.

From 1st January 2014, we have made ALL HSL-led research published as scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals and comparable conference proceedings open access, wherever the publisher gives this option. This policy implements, for HSL, the UK Government's commitment to improving access to publicly funded research.

Further details

For information about the outcome of the recommendations of the independent working group that was set up by the UK Government under the chairmanship of Professor Dame Janet Finch - the 'Finch Group' - to examine how to effectively expand access to the quality-assured outputs of publicly funded research, see this link

The majority of publications authored by HSL are subject to ©Crown Copyright.  Their access, download and re-use are governed by the terms of the Open Government Licence (OGL) which can be viewed at: http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/doc/open-government-licence/version/3/. Open access articles are distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Licence.

For HSL scientific journal and conference papers published from 2011 onwards, the bibliography gives the links to open access free online downloads where available. Some earlier papers are also available as open access from the publisher and for each paper; this information can be found on the publisher's website.

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