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Open access for funded research

Many funders require authors to publish on open access and deposit in a particular repository. Failure to comply may compromise your future funding opportunities.

UCL's Open Access Team can advise on funders' and publishers' open access policies.

UCL's open access fund supports Gold (paid) open access, in both subscription and open access journals. If you can comply with your funder's policy through both Gold (paid) and Green (deposit) open access, you are free to choose. Where your funder does not provide open access funding, or the work falls outside its policy, UCL's open access fund may be used (subject to funds being available at the time.)

Does my funder have an open access policy?

How do I claim funds for Gold (paid) open access?

How to claim funds
  1. Check whether UCL has a membership scheme with your publisher
  2. If UCL doesn’t have a membership scheme, contact the Open Access Team to confirm that the licence is acceptable. Funders often mandate the CC BY licence

The Open Access Team can complete publishers' open access forms for you, and prefers to pay invoices directly. See FAQs.

Where UCL pays for open access, the Open Access Team will deposit the publisher PDF in UCL Discovery, and help you to deposit in your funder's designated repository.

If I prefer Green open access, how do I deposit?

Depositing your work

The Open Access Team can help you to deposit the final manuscript in your funder's designated repository. You should also deposit in UCL Discovery.

Last modified 19 February 2014


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