"Free availability on the public internet, permitting any users to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of these articles (...) use them for any other lawful purpose, without financial, legal, or technical barriers. The only constraint on reproduction and distribution is to give authors control over the integrity of their work and the right to be properly acknowledged and cited".
(Budapest OA Initiative, 2003)
In December 2015 the Academic Council approved an Open Access (OA) policy for Dundalk Institute of Technology. The policy is intended to make DkIT’s research output, in the form of published scholarly articles and conference proceedings, available to a wider public.
The policy strongly recommends that academic staff and researchers deposit their published work in the DkIT Open Access repository - STÓR.
STÓR not only showcases the work of DkIT researchers it also provides a sustainable platform for storage and preservation of the Institute’s research output.