RCUK funded authors

RCUK OA Policy – in a nutshell

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For all new peer-reviewed papers submitted for publication after 1st April 2013, RCUK requires you to:

  • Make your paper Open Access
  • Acknowledge the source of funding that supported the research i.e. funder and grant number where applicable.
  • If applicable, include a statement on how the underlying research materials (such as data) can be accessed, See the Research Data Management pages for further information.

Current Policy

  • Journal articles & conference proceedings arising from AHRC-sponsored research must be available Open Access within 12 months of publication.
  • You can do this by publishing in an Open Access journal or by depositing a copy of the final peer-reviewed manuscript in an institutional or subject repository to be openly available 12 months after publication.
  • Where an APC is paid to make an article openly available immediately, the article must be published under a CC BY licence.
  • The AHRC does not currently require scholarly monographs funded by the AHRC to be made available through open access.
  • You can find out more here.  http://www.ahrc.ac.uk/about/policies/openaccess

What you need to do

  • UWTSD mandates compliance with RCUK OA policy where possible via the green route (self-archiving the ‘accepted manuscript’ in the UWTSD repository). 

If your preferred journal publisher will not allow you self-archive within the embargo allowed by AHRC, you will have to comply in most cases by choosing another compliant publisher.  It is very unlikely that the university will be in a position to comply via the Gold route and pay an APC as it is not in receipt of a Block Grant for this purpose.

The SHERPA/RoMEO website provides details of publishers’ embargoes and deposit requirements. SHERPA/JULIET gives details of funders’ requirements.

Current Policy

  • Journal articles & conference proceedings arising from AHRC-sponsored research must be available Open Access within 12 months of publication.
  • You can do this by publishing in an Open Access journal or by depositing a copy of the final peer-reviewed manuscript in an institutional or subject repository to be openly available 12 months after publication.
  • Where an APC is paid to make an article openly available immediately, the article must be published under a CC BY licence.

What you need to do

  • UWTSD mandates compliance with RCUK OA policy where possible via the green route (self-archiving the ‘accepted manuscript’ in the UWTSD repository). 
  • If your preferred journal publisher will not allow you self-archive within the embargo allowed by ESRC, you will have to comply in most cases by choosing another compliant publisher.  It is very unlikely that the university will be in a position to comply via the Gold route and pay an APC as it is not in receipt of a Block Grant for this purpose. Appeals can be made through the central research committee.
  • The SHERPA/RoMEO website provides details of publishers’ embargoes and deposit requirements. SHERPA/JULIET gives details of funders’ requirements.

Current Policy

  • Journal articles & conference proceedings arising from NERC-sponsored research must be available Open Access within six months of the publication date.
  • You can do this by publishing in an Open Access journal or by depositing a copy of the final peer-reviewed manuscript in the UWTSD repository to be openly available 6 months after publication.

What you need to do

  • UWTSD mandates compliance with RCUK OA policy where possible via the green route (self-archiving the ‘accepted manuscript’ in the UWTSD repository). 
  • If your preferred journal publisher will not allow you self-archive within the embargo allowed by NERC, you will have to comply in most cases by choosing another compliant publisher.  It is very unlikely that the university will be in a position to comply via the Gold route and pay an APC as it is not in receipt of a Block Grant for this purpose. Appeals can be made through the central research committee.
  • Read more on NERC’s OA publication requirements
  • (NORA) is for the publications of staff  in NERC Research Centres.
  • Where an APC is paid to make an article openly available immediately, the article must be published under a CCBY licence.

Current Policy

  • Journal articles & conference proceedings arising from EPSRC-sponsored research must be available Open Access within six months of the publication date.
  • You can do this by publishing in an Open Access journal or by depositing a copy of the final peer-reviewed manuscript in the UWTSD repository to be openly available 6 months after publication.

What you need to do

  • UWTSD mandates compliance with RCUK OA policy where possible via the green route (self-archiving the ‘accepted manuscript’ in the UWTSD repository). 
  • If your preferred journal publisher will not allow you self-archive within the embargo allowed by EPSRC, you will have to comply in most cases by choosing another compliant publisher.  It is very unlikely that the university will be in a position to comply via the Gold route and pay an APC as it is not in receipt of a Block Grant for this purpose. Appeals can be made through the central research committee.
  • Where an APC is paid to make an article openly available immediately, the article must be published under a CCBY licence.
  • The SHERPA/RoMEO website provides details of publishers’ embargoes and deposit requirements. SHERPA/JULIET gives details of funders’ requirements.

 

Current Policy

  • Journal articles & conference proceedings arising from BBSRC-sponsored research must be available Open Access within six months of the publication date.
  • You can do this by publishing in an Open Access journal or by depositing a copy of the final peer-reviewed manuscript in the UWTSD repository to be openly available 6 months after publication.
  • BBSRC also encourages authors to deposit their articles in Europe PubMed Central (EuropePMC).
  • Publication costs other than journal articles and conference papers, such as books, monographs, critical editions, catalogues etc. that are incurred within the period of the grant may be included within grant

What you need to do

  • UWTSD mandates compliance with RCUK OA policy where possible via the green route (self-archiving the ‘accepted manuscript’ in the UWTSD repository). 
  • If your preferred journal publisher will not allow you self-archive within the embargo allowed by BBSRC, you will have to comply in most cases by choosing another compliant publisher.  It is very unlikely that the university will be in a position to comply via the Gold route and pay an APC as it is not in receipt of a Block Grant for this purpose. Appeals can be made through the central research committee.
  • You can read more here.
  • Where an APC is paid to make an article openly available immediately, the article must be published under a CC BY licence.
  • The SHERPA/RoMEO website provides details of publishers’ embargoes and deposit requirements. SHERPA/JULIET gives details of funders’ requirements.

Current Policy

What you need to do

  • If your chosen publisher’s open access policy restricts you from depositing the accepted manuscript in EuropePMC within six months of publication, you will be unable to comply via the ‘green’ route (self-archiving the author-submitted version in EPMC), and you will need to pay an Article Processing Charge (APC) and achieve compliance via the ‘gold’ route.  MRC grant holders must contact the open access team for information on how to request support for payment of APCs and other costs.
  • If you are self-archiving a copy in Europe PMC and the UWTSD research repository and you have not paid an APC, the version you should deposit should be the accepted manuscript (or author-submitted) version and NOT the publisher pdf.
  • The SHERPA/RoMEO website provides details of publishers’ embargoes and deposit requirements. SHERPA/JULIET gives details of funders’ requirements.

Current Policy

  • Journal articles & conference proceedings arising from STFC-sponsored research must be available Open Access within six months of the publication date.
  • You can do this by publishing in an Open Access journal or by depositing a copy of the final peer-reviewed manuscript in the UWTSD repository to be openly available 6 months after publication.
  •  For more information, the STFC’s Open Access policy is available to read here.

What you need to do

  • UWTSD mandates compliance with RCUK OA policy where possible via the green route (self-archiving the ‘accepted manuscript’ in the UWTSD repository). 
  • If your preferred journal publisher will not allow you self-archive within the embargo allowed by STFC, you will have to comply in most cases by choosing another compliant publisher.  It is very unlikely that the university will be in a position to comply via the Gold route and pay an APC as it is not in receipt of a Block Grant for this purpose. Appeals can be made through the central research committee.
  • Where an APC is paid to make an article openly available immediately, the article must be published under a CC BY licence.
  • The SHERPA/RoMEO website provides details of publishers’ embargoes and deposit requirements. SHERPA/JULIET gives details of funders’ requirements.

A researcher who is applying for a new RCUK grant and who wishes to request support for the payment of publication costs associated with the production of other types of research outputs that are not covered currently by the RCUK OA policy (e.g. publication costs for outputs such as monographs, books, critical editions, volumes and catalogues) should ask for these costs directly on their grant proposal(s).


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