UK Research Councils Publish Draft Open Access Policy

Policy would make provision of open access a condition of grant.

Research Councils UK has published its draft policy on access to research outputs. The policy would promote open access by making it a condition of grant that researchers deposit copies of their journal articles and conference proceedings (subject to copyright restrictions) in suitable open repositories. The Research Councils will also make funds available to pay for open access publication charges. SPARC Europe has strongly welcomed the policy.

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