RCUK Gold Open Access Funding

University Research Committee agreed a new policy for allocation of funds from the RCUK Open Access grant. Please check that your paper meets the new criteria below or contact us for support.

Publications must meet the following criteria to be eligible for funds from the university's RCUK open access grant:

  • An original peer-reviewed research article, conference proceedings or non-commissioned review article
  • Acknowledges funding from one or more RCUK funders
  • The publisher makes the final version free to read at the time of publication
  • Published with the Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) licence (not CC-BY-NC or CC-BY-NC-ND).
  • NEW: Open access fee is less than £3,500 (inclusive of VAT)
  • NEW: Unable to comply with the RCUK open access policy via the green route

Funding application form

Complete the form below to request RCUK open access funds for your publication. Please do not assume funds will be available unless this has been confirmed by the open access team.

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