The consultation has now closed and responses are being analysed by UKRI.
About the consultation
On 1 April 2018 a new body was created called UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) which comprises the seven research councils (formerly grouped as RCUK); Research England; and Innovate UK.
UKRI is currently undertaking an Open Access Review which will also consider the open access policy of the post-2021 REF and alignment with Plan S principles.
A proposed policy was issued and UKRI sought views on it as part of a consultation which ran from 13 February to 29 May 2020. The views of the UoN research community were gathered and a UoN response was submitted to UKRI.
Questions about the draft policy or consultation can be directed to email@example.com.
About the policy
The core elements of UKRI’s proposed open access policy include:
From 1 January 2022, peer-reviewed research articles (including reviews and conference papers) acknowledging UKRI funding would be required to be open access via one of these routes:
- publishing with journals or OA publishing platforms that make the final version of record immediately OA via their websites, and with a CC BY licence
- publishing with journals or platforms that allow the author’s accepted manuscript or version of record to be made immediately OA with a CC BY licence via a subject or institutional repository
Monographs, book chapters and edited collections
From 1 January 2024 monographs, book chapters and edited collections which acknowledge UKRI funding would be required to be open access via one of these routes:
- the final version of record or post-peer-review author’s accepted manuscript must be free to view and download via an online publication platform or institutional or subject repository within a maximum of 12 months of publication
- the OA version should be published under a licence that maximises reuse and is appropriate to the content of the work; CC BY is strongly preferred but where necessary CC BY-ND will be permissible