The Open Access Gateway has migrated to the Open Research Tracker

The Open Access (OA) Gateway, which helps researchers meet the OA requirements for the next REF and the University’s Publications Policy, has now been migrated to the Library’s Open Research Tracker application.

This is our first step towards integrating a number of services the Library provides to researchers into a single location.

When you have a paper accepted for publication you can use the OA Gateway to submit your Author Accepted Manuscript (AAM) to the Library for deposit to Pure. The Library will ensure that your paper meets the OA requirements for the next REF by verifying the manuscript version, checking applicable journal and funder policies and arranging Green OA. You can also use the OA Gateway to apply for Gold OA funding.

About the Open Research Tracker

The is a platform designed to record open research activity at The University of Manchester. It provides you with a list of your Pure deposited papers from 2023 onwards and includes information on whether we currently consider them to be REF compliant. It now also hosts the OA Gateway.

Access to the OA Gateway is still available through the Library website.