Academic publishers warn over UKRI Open Access impact

Academic publishers warn over UKRI Open Access impact

Academic publishers say they have concerns around funding, embargoes and timing following the announcement of the new UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) Open Access policy last week.

The new policy is only for research publications that receive funding from the UKRI, and requires immediate Open Access for peer-reviewed research articles submitted for publication from 1st April 2022. It also includes a new requirement for monographs, book chapters and edited collections published from 1st January 2024 to be made Open Access within 12 months of publication. The UKRI has said it will provide i...

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