UKRI open access policy

The new UKRI open access policy was announced in August 2021 and replaces the previous policy which was in place from 2013.

The policy relates to:

  • articles submitted after 1 April 2022
  • long-form works published after 1 January 2024

The policy is split into three main areas:

The core aim of the policy

“[To make] the outputs of UKRI funded research more accessible and reusable – for the benefit of  research, society and the economy; providing sustainable support for open access and better value for money; encouraging the development of new models of open access publishing; and supporting the adoption of open access in the UK and internationally.”

UKRI Open Access Policy – explanation of policy changes