There are different ways to make an output open access, and the method you choose may vary depending on where you want to publish your research output.
There are two common types of open access publishing are known as Green and Gold.
Green Open Access, also known as Self-Archiving
"Research output along with the metadata, can be deposited for Open Access in SIT's Institutional Research Repository. If the research output is stored with other open repositories, the citation and abstract, with the link to the external open access repository should be provided in SIT IRR."
Gold Open Access
Note: If you are considering to publish Gold OA, please check that you have funding in place before submitting your manuscript to the journal.
Most publishers require the author to transfer their copyright to the publisher. This can create significant barriers for authors who want to use or allow others to use their work. It is important, therefore, to review the publisher copyright agreements and understand what rights the publisher allows the authors to retain.
Before signing any transfer agreements, authors are encouraged to negotiate with the publishers to retain certain rights:
e.g., make physical or digital copies of a work for colleagues, students, or others
e.g., distribute physical or digital copies of a work to colleagues, students, or at conferences
e.g. prepare subsequent works such as an article, a chapter, or a book that builds upon the publication
e.g. show photos, exhibits, and figures from a work in the classroom