University presses add to warnings over UKRI's new OA policy

University presses add to warnings over UKRI's new OA policy

Several university presses have echoed concerns raised in a highly critical report commissioned by the Publishers Association into UK Research & Innovation's proposed new Open Access policy, warning some presses could go out of business.

The report, released on Wednesday (17th February), claimed the policy, which makes Open Access requirements for articles and monographs funded by UK Research & Innovation (UKRI), would lead to a £2bn loss for journals from 2022 to 2027, while universities would see expenditure increase by up to £140m a year.

Although the policy itself will not be announce...

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