February 11th, 2022
A new Open Access policy will apply to research articles from April 2022 and long form publications from January 2024.
If your research is funded by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) including its seven research councils, Research England and Innovate UK, please ensure you are aware of the latest policy requirements including changes to scope and funding.
UKRI have recently published some guidance and resources related to the new policy. More specific information for grant holders will be available soon.
If you have any questions about how this affects you, email the Libraries Research Support Team at email@example.com.
The new UKRI Open Access policy will apply to:
We recommend checking the full policy requirements at an early stage to ensure you are meeting your funding conditions. The Research Support Team within Libraries are available to support with this.
There are two compliant routes to publishing open access within the policy:
Publish in a subscription journal for free and release the Author Accepted Manuscript (AAM) upon publication under a CC BY, CC BY-ND or Open Government licence (no embargo).
This route requires you to include the rights retention text prescribed by UKRI in the submitted manuscript.
Within the new UKRI Open Access policy, block grants will not cover:
Researchers should continue to comply with the requirements of REF 2021 OA policy until further notice.
UKRI has confirmed that outputs that acknowledge UKRI funding and satisfy the new policy outlined above will also satisfy any future REF policy.
The Libraries Research Support team are available to help you with any questions about the new policy. Get in touch by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
More information about the UKRI policy is available on the Libraries and UKRI websites.
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