UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) has announced a new open access policy, following extensive consultation with the sector. The policy applies to all research publications that acknowledge funding from any of UKRI’s councils.
For peer-reviewed research articles, key requirements of the new policy include:
The new policy for monographs published on or after 1 January 2024 includes:
Details of the policy can be found at the following links:
Other measures include increased funding (of up to £46.7 million) to support the policy, including funding for Jisc to support sector-wide open access negotiations.
The Library Research Support team and colleagues are assessing the implications and will be reviewing the OU’s Open Access Policy with a view to submission to Research Board and Research Committee in the autumn.