UKRI open access policy

UKRI’s open access policy for research publications that acknowledge funding from UKRI and any of its councils



UKRI Open Access Policy (PDF)

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This policy applies to publications which need to acknowledge funding from UKRI or any of its councils. This includes funding from:

  • the research councils
  • Research England
  • Innovate UK.

It aims to ensure that findings from research funded by the public through UKRI can be freely accessed, used and built on.

The policy applies to:

  • peer-reviewed research articles submitted for publication on or after 1 April 2022
  • monographs, book chapters and edited collections published on or after 1 January 2024.

The policy document includes the full policy scope, requirements and key definitions.

For guidance on peer-reviewed research articles submitted before 1 April 2022, see making your research publications open access.

For an explanation of changes to UKRI’s policy on open access and information on its implementation, see shaping our open access policy.

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