3. Costs we fund - MRC


3.7 Open access publishing

Researchers need to comply with the UK Research and Innovation’s open access policy.

Applicants should not include any costing for access publishing charges (APCs) or other types of publication in respect of peer reviewed research articles (including review articles not commissioned by publishers) and conference proceedings that acknowledge funding from the MRC.

The charges for APCs and other publication charges for all research papers resulting from work funded by MRC (or one of the other research councils) are supported through block grants to UK HEIs, approved independent research organisations and research council institutes. A RO can then access these funds to pay for APCs for any article resulting from research council funding.

Last updated: 16 June 2022

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