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.

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.

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

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.

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