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New guidance for UKRI monograph OA policy

Guidance and the funding process for the UKRI monograph open access policy is now available.

From 1 January 2024, the UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) open access policy will apply to books, chapters and edited works associated with UKRI funding.

New guidance for monographs and long-form publications and the funding available to support open access publishing is now available on the Library’s open access funding and policies webpages.

UKRI joins Wellcome in advocating for long-form outputs from the research they fund to be open access. Guidance for Wellcome and how to access funding is also included.

UKRI already require that research articles must be made open access immediately on publication. Open access requirements now apply to long-form publications such as monographs, book chapters and edited collections. These must be open access within 12 months of publication under a Creative Commons licence.

Guidance and support

See our monographs and long-form publications guidance on open access policy requirements for UKRI and Wellcome, along with how to access funding to support publishing.

If you’re a UKRI-funded researcher who is planning to publish an output that falls within the scope of this policy, please contact us to discuss what this means for you and how you can comply.