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Open access for RCUK research
If you are funded by the AHRC, BBSRC, EPSRC, ESRC, MRC, NERC or STFC, you must comply with the Research Councils UK (RCUK) open access policy.
The UK Research Councils provide UCL with funds to cover Gold open access for a proportion of research papers. RCUK grant holders who are full members of UCL staff or research students are eligible to use these funds.
Depending on the publisher and Research Council involved, you may also be able to comply with the RCUK policy through Green open access. UCL encourages this option.
Contact the Open Access Team for help, and to arrange open access.
|Policy scope||The policy applies to peer-reviewed research articles and conference proceedings - this includes non-invited reviews|
|Licensing (Gold)||The Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) licence is required for Gold open access|
You can choose Green if the publisher's embargo period is no longer than
|Papers must include||
Failure to comply may affect authors' future funding opportunities.
Other publication charges
If your research is funded by one of the UK Research Councils, we can pay non-open access publication fees, e.g. colour and page charges. See our Funding page for details.
RCUK open access policy links
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