DORA (De Montfort Open Research Archive) is the University's institutional publications repository. It enables publications to be made available through the Green Open Access route. It also includes the metadata (description) of non Open Access research outputs, so that individuals and groups both within and outside the University can view information about the University's research outputs.
If funding isn't available to pay an Article Processing Charge (APC) through the Gold open access route, many publishers will allow an author's accepted manuscript version (i.e. final peer-reviewed version) to be deposited to a repository such as DORA. However, each journal will have its own conditions that you must check carefully. Some tools that can help you include:
Please contact email@example.com if you require help understanding open access conditions.
If you are working with a research partner, or including material for which someone else owns copyright (e.g. images), you will need to check that they agree to making the research outputs Open Access.