If your research is funded, it's important to check your funder's policy regarding Open Access. It's best to do this when you're putting together your research bid, so that you're clear about what you'll need to do and when, should you be successful. SHERPA/JULIET is a free resource that contains detailed information about research funders' Open Access policies.
Funders' policies will tell you:
This page provides key requirements for the majority of funders used at DMU. If your funder is not listed, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for advice on Open Access requirements.
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The UK Research Councils are: Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC); Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC); Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC); Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC); Medical Research Council (MRC); Natural Environment Research Council (NERC); Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC).
In 2018, the UK Research Councils became part of UKRI. UKRI is currently reviewing its Open Access policy. In the meantime, research funded by any of the above Research Councils is subject to RCUK's Open Access policy, which came into effect on 1st April 2013.
The Research Councils' Open Access policy
Articles and conference papers arising from Research Council-funded projects must be made available in an Open Access format, either by making them:
UKRI has provided DMU with a small grant to cover Article Processing Charges (APCs). This is allocated on a first come, first served basis.
If funding is not available to pay the APC for the Gold route, or the journal does not allow this route of publication, depositing to a repository through the Green Open Access route is acceptable.
Your paper should be deposited to DORA and must be the Author's Accepted Manuscript.
NB: MRC-funded papers must be deposited to PubMed Central within six months of publication.
Make sure you also check the details of repository requirements for individual Research Councils, as there may be some variations.
The Research Councils permit the following embargo periods:
NB: The MRC allows a 6-month embargo only for biomedical research, with no exceptions
For more information, see UKRI's FAQ page.
DMU has a limited grant from UKRI to pay article processing charges. This is available on a first come, first served basis if you:
Other funders may allow you to include APCs in your funding bid, or to request reimbursement later. Always check your funder's terms and conditions.
The Leverhulme Trust DOES NOT have a a requirement for Open Access deposit.
The Department of Health / National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) DOES require Open Access deposit.