Independent report

Economic implications and benefits of updated UKRI open access policy

Report commissioned by UKRI in collaboration with the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy to inform UKRI’s Open Access Review



Economic implications and benefits assessment of an updated UKRI Open Access Policy for peer-reviewed research articles (PDF)

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In August 2021, UKRI announced a new open access policy for publications that acknowledge funding from UKRI or any of its councils.

This report is an independent economic analysis from Alma Economics. It assesses the economic implications and benefits of an updated open access policy.

UKRI commissioned the report in collaboration with BEIS.

Find the new UKRI open access policy and existing research councils policy in making your research publications open access.

For more information on the UKRI Open Access Review and how UKRI is implementing the new policy, see shaping our open access policy.

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