Open access publishing

Open Access is free, unrestricted online access to research outputs. It is a requirement of publication for many funders and for the Research Excellence Framework (REF) submissions. Find out more about Open Access, REF and funder requirements, funding and payment details.

Temporary lack of funds for Open Access Article Processing Charges - UKRI-funded researchers.

The UKRI (UK Research and Innovation) Open Access Block Grant funding is running out.  From the end of November no funds will remain for APCs (Article Processing Charges). Please do not sign an open access publishing agreement/contract with a publisher before checking with the Open Access Team, as the Library will not be able to provide funds to honour this agreement.
Limited funds are left in some pre-payment accounts with particular publishers. If you plan to publish in the next 3-4 months, please check with the Open Access team.
You don’t need to pay a fee to make your article Open Access. Deposit your publications in Pure.

Open access claim form

Make a claim for gold publication of Research Council or COAF funded papers.

Page, colour and other publication charges (including membership) remain the responsibility of the author or department.

Open Access training courses

Book onto one of our training courses for an introduction to funder and REF open access policy requirements.

Contact us

Open Access team 

Telephone 0117 42 83391

Research Support Librarians

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