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Open Access Publishing

RGC's OA Requirements and the Library's support

The Research Grants Council (RGC) of Hong Kong encourages open access to publications it has funded.

If you have a journal article or conference paper accepted for publication and the research was funded by RGC then you need to fulfill RGA's OA research requirements.

Council's policy about Open Access, (section 10).

The policy applies to all RGC projects in 2013/2014 and thereafter as a condition of the grant, applicable to all journal and conference proceedings, as set out in the table on the right.

Note. From 2016/2017 academic year, RGC requires that project completion reports include "the URL links to the institutional repositories or the publishers’ websites so that the public could have quick and easy access to the manuscripts or journal articles"