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Open access publishing licences

Open access publications are typically published under a Creative Commons (CC) licence which promotes access and re-use of scholarly research.

The licence determines how your publication may be used, reused and adapted. Some publishers will allow you to choose between a number of CC licences, while others may only offer you to publish under the CC version of their choice. Check with the publisher on the licences offered.

Your research funder may have specific requirements in this matter. For instance, the Swedish Research Council and the Swedish Foundation for Humanities and Social Sciences both require the licence CC BY. 

For further information, we recommend the National Library of Sweden's fact sheet Crea­ti­ve Commons for rese­ar­chers.