Open access

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The UKRI Open Access Fund for long-form publications is now open for applications. Read more about the fund and the application process at St Andrews in our guidance.

Open access monographs - see our guidance on making monographs open access to meet funder requirements and our institutional open access fund criteria for unfunded researchers.

Claims and queries must be sent in advance of any agreement to cover fees.
Email the required information to

"We have a duty to make the findings of publicly funded research openly available, to make them as useful and impactful as possible to all potential users, for the benefit of everyone." -- Amanda Solloway, UK Science Minister

Open access means research literature that can be freely accessed by anyone in the world via the internet so that it can be used without licensing restrictions for research, teaching or other purposes. Research that is more available to read and share increases the potential for citation, reuse, and impact, which in turn benefits researchers, the University, and society.

The open access service provides support and information on all aspects of open access including help with publications budget costing in grant applications, advice on Read and Publish and legacy agreements, individual APC payments for eligible journals, funder policies, Pure deposit, and copyright.