In conversation this morning I was thinking of how a researcher publishing is responsible for compliance or legal agreement with potentially three parties: their funder, their publisher and their employer.
The researcher will also be choosing their own publication preferences.
We in the library Research Services can help navigate this space if asked. We know our University of Leicester’s open access mandate, the requirements of RCUK and other funders and we work all the time with publishers.
The researcher can be faced with a confusing array of options at the point of publications and needs to be able to navigate them with the above Venn diagram in mind. Help is at hand, but we can’t help unless you ask since we don’t know often know when you are publishing.