UCL open access guidelines and publishing guide

14 March 2013

UCL guidelines on open access and a publishing guide are now available to UCL researchers.

The RCUK Policy on Open Access introduces, with effect from 1 April 2013, new open access requirements for research papers funded by the Research Councils.

UCL Library Services, with the Office of the Vice-Provost (Research), has drawn up some guidelines, which explain how the policy will be implemented at UCL and set out the different methods of complying.

To support researchers, UCL Library Services has also compiled a publishing guide that includes advice and tools tailored to UCL's RCUK-funded authors, enabling them to claim funds for open access charges and deposit their publications in UCL Discovery.

UCL staff may also view the submissions (UCL username and password required) by the Vice-Provost (Research) to Parliamentary inquiries on open access.

Nicholas Tyndale, Communications Director, Office of the UCL Vice-Provost (Research)