Your guide to RCUK Open Access funding

Are you RCUK funded?

RCUK requires that all peer-reviewed journal articles and conference papers resulting from RCUK funding must be made publicly available via Open Access. This must be done via either the Green or Gold route.

If you choose the Gold route, you may be eligible for funding to cover the cost of Open Access fees (Article Processing Charges or APCs) charged by publishers. The Library’s Open Access Team administers a block grant from the RCUK to help support you in meeting these costs. Please note the RCUK Open Access Block Grant has been restricted to
fully open access journals only.

Funds from the block grant are now allocated on a first come, first served basis. You should contact before publication to ensure that there are sufficient funds to cover the cost of your Article Processing Charge.

The Open Access Team will be happy to advise you on whether you fully meet the necessary criteria for Block Grant funding, and on how to complete the RCUK Open Access Publication Fund Application.

For further information check out our Open Access LibGuide.

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