Funder requirements

Many research funders now have open access requirements for the publication of the research which they fund.

Check your journal

Check to see if a journal meets funder open access conditions.

  • Sherpa/FACT- checks journals meet the Research Councils and COAF funder requirements
  • Sherpa/RoMEO- details of the self-archiving policies for thousands of journals
  • Sherpa/JULIET- summarises open access requirements for many major funders

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 Team

For general enquiries about Open Access publishing at Bristol email

Research Engagement Librarians
Cath Borwick
Health and Biomedical Sciences
Catherine Dack
Arts and Social Sciences
Alex Clarke
Engineering and Science
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