|Step 1: Check your funder's policy - Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council
EPSRC Council agreed to mandate open access publication, but that academics should be able to choose whether they use the so-called green option (ie, self-archiving in an on-line repository) or to use the gold option (ie, pay-to-publish in an open access journal). All articles arising from ESPRC sponsored research that are either submitted for publication or are published on or after 1st September 2001, must be available on an Open Access basis through any appropriate route.
If authors choose to pay to publish, then publication fees are an eligible cost on EPSRC research grants. There are two ways in which universities can recover at least a proportion of what they spend on publication fees.
- For research council grants, publication fees may be included as a directly-incurred cost under the 'other' costs heading on the standard electronic application form if they will be incurred during the grant period.
- Universities can recover publication fees incurred after a grant has ended as an indirect cost. This involves setting up funds and processes at an institutional or sub-institutional level.
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For further advice about claiming open access fees, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Last modified 24 April 2012