Charities Open Acces Fund (COAF) authors
The COAF block grant used to cover open access Article Processing Charges (APCs) is now fully committed. Some funders may support additional publications, so the Library will have to examine each request on a case by case basis.
The COAF funders are:
- Versus Arthritis
- Blood Cancer UK
- British Heart Foundation
- Cancer Research UK
- Parkinson’s UK
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.
Open access for the REF
What you need to do to make your research outputs REF compliant; what the library will do.
Deposit your publication
Deposit your research outputs in Pure; deposit your publication in a discipline-specific repository.
Open access funding
Find out if you are eligible for funding to cover open access publication costs; make a funding claim.
RCUK open access requirements; COAF open access requirements; other funder requirements.
Check your journal
Check whether a journal meets your funders' open access requirements.
Online open access training
This training module will introduce you to the basic concepts of publishing and promoting academic research, covering open access, publisher and funder requirements alongside key scholarly communications topics.
Understanding open access
Find out more about open access and the 'Green' and 'Gold' routes.
Open access policy
The University's institutional policy to support the transition towards open access to research; the REF's open access policy.
REF Open Access Requirements
While the REF submission date has been postponed due to the Covid-19 virus, the open access requirements for items to be submitted to the REF have NOT been suspended. Please continue to make your work open access as normal.
Book onto one of our training courses for an introduction to funder and REF open access policy requirements.
Open Access team
Telephone 0117 42 83391
Research Support Librarians
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.