Green Open Access

Green Open Access

Green open access, also known as self-archiving, allows researchers to archive their accepted manuscripts in an institutional repository or subject repository, either upon acceptance or after an embargo period. Green open access does not require payment of article processing charges or open access fees. Making research openly available through green open access can help increase the visibility and potential impact of research, regardless of a researcher’s ability to pay an article processing charge or open access fee.


Green open access at UD

Researchers at the University of Delaware participate in green open access by depositing their scholarly articles in UDSpace. This practice ensures that the research is openly accessible, regardless of if the article was published in a subscription-based journal. By self-archiving in UDSpace, researchers can comply with open access mandates, retain ownership of their work and reach a broader audience.

Sharing work openly through green open access is easy at the University of Delaware. The Library provides a mediated process, so researchers can effortlessly deposit their publications in UDSpace.

  1. Let us know about your research – Contact our Open Access team and tell us about your new publications. You can reach out by using the UDSpace submission form or emailing You do not have to wait for the article to be published to contact us. You can let us know as soon as an article is accepted.
  2. We will gather information about your research – Our team will research the journal or publisher’s policies. We will inform you of which versions of your work can be shared and any conditions that need to be followed, such as embargo periods.
  3. Your research is made openly available in UDSpace – After we research the journal or publisher’s open access policies, we will let you know if we can archive your work in UDSpace. If the publisher’s policies allow sharing in an institutional repository, we will proceed with the deposit process.