November 21st, 2023
UKRI will extend its open access requirement to books from January 2024.
UKRI-funded researchers must ensure that publishing contracts they sign from 1 January 2024 support open access in line with new long-form requirements of UKRI open access policy.
University of Nottingham Libraries Research Support team are here to support affected researchers with complying with the new requirements.
Monographs, book chapters, and edited collections must be made openly available within 12 months of publication under a Creative Commons licence (CC BY preferred; alternatives may be permitted).
There are two ways to comply:
UKRI have created a central fund of £3.5million to support long-form open access costs. The maximum funding is:
Within these limits, up to £2,000 will be available for third-party rights clearance costs.
Institutions must make applications on behalf of authors via a two-stage process:
UKRI are currently finalising stage 1 operational details. Applications will open on 28 November. Libraries will provide further updates and guidance.
UKRI recognises long-form publications pose unique challenges. They have outlined some policy exemptions, for example:
Exemptions will be recorded by institutions and monitored by UKRI.
If you are a UKRI-funded researcher and plan to publish a long-form output, contact firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss options with library staff.
UKRI have produced guidance for researchers on making long-form outputs open access. They will contact affected researchers shortly.
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