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New UKRI Open Access Policy

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About the policy

UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), which comprises the seven research councils (formerly grouped as RCUK), Research England and Innovate UK, has released its new Open Access Policy following consultation with various stakeholders, including research organisations, publishers, learned societies, librarians and individual researchers.

The policy supports the transition to immediate open access to government funded research. The updated policy will apply to UKRI-funded peer-reviewed research articles submitted for publication from 1 April 2022 and to UKRI-funded monographs, book chapters and edited collections from 1 January 2024. 

Questions about UKRI open access requirements can be directed to



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