Publishers challenge HEFCE over OA monograph plans

Publishers challenge HEFCE over OA monograph plans

University press publishers have challenged the head of research policy at funder HEFCE over plans to require all monographs to be published Open Access to be eligible for the 2027 Research Excellence Framework (REF). One publisher told The Bookseller the move was "an inexplicable direct attack on a thriving industry".

Speaking at the University Press Redux conference in London yesterday (Tuesday 13th February), HEFCE's Steven Hill confirmed to delegates that to qualify for the next-but-one REF, long-form works will be required to be published OA. He said this requirement would be a "stron...

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