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Endnote guidance

Endnote and Endnote Basic are available to students and staff. Endnote Basic can be accessed via University of Sussex or University of Brighton computers.

Register for an Endnote Online account >

For Endnote guidance and FAQs, log in to studentcentral.

Other bibliographic software

Zotero >
A free bibliographic software extension for Firefox users. Features include automatic capture of information from websites, formatted citation export, and integration with Microsoft Word.

Mendeley >
Automatically generates bibliographies and allows collaboration with other researchers.


Copyright advice is available from the libraries at the University of Brighton and University of Sussex.

To download the BSMS Library guide to using images, log in to studentcentral.

Further resources

  • Read 'Keeping your thesis legal'. Written by Gareth Johnson, Tania Rowlett and Rob Melocha from the University of Leciester, updated June 2014 and licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License.

Open access publishing

Plan S

Plan S is an initiative for open access publishing, that is supported by cOAlitionS, a consortium of research funders, which includes UK Research and Innovation.

Plan S requires authors with research funded by public grants to make their work open access on publication by 2020. This can be one of three routes: publication in an open access journal, publication in an approved subject or institutional repository or in a “hybrid” open access journal that is taking steps to become fully open access.

In addition, all published work must be given a Creative Commons licence – CC BY, which allows others to distribute, remix, tweak and build upon your work, even commercially, as long as the original author is credited. 

Find out more about Plan s > 

Funding for article processing charges

  • The University of Sussex has a number of deals and membership with several publishers which provide discounts, including Royal Society Publishing, PeerJ, Sage, Springer and Taylor and Francis. These deals can change on an annual basis, so it is best to check the institutional gold open access deals and discounts section of the University of Sussex library website.

The University of Sussex also has a fund for Article Processing Charges (APCs) where the research is funded by UK Research Councils

  • If you are funded by Versus Arthritis, Bloodwise, the British Heart Foundation, Cancer Research UK, Parkinson’s UK and the Wellcome Trust, there is the Charity Open Access Fund (COAF). Again, this list is also subject to change, so please see the University of Sussex library website for details.
  • BSMS has a small fund for APCs that are not backed by any research grant. You can download the application form for this fund from SharePoint

The University of Sussex has a very small PGR Open Access Fund to support Sussex/BSMS PGRs in publishing their work Gold Open Access when no other funds are available.
See details on the University of Sussex library website >

Further resources on open access

  • Sherpa/Romeo. Provides details on publisher copyright and self-archiving policies and conditions.
  • Sherpa Fact. Provides a database of research funders open access policies.
  • Sherpa REF. A web service – funded and endorsed by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) – that allows authors and institutions to quickly, accurately and easily check whether a journal they wish to publish in complies with open access (OA) policy for the Research Excellence Framework (REF).

University online repositories

BSMS primarily uses the SRO to ensure that all published research is made available open access, copyright permitting.

Find out how to submit items to SRO via Elements >

What can I make open access?