'Significant concerns' as UKRI announces Open Access policy

'Significant concerns' as UKRI announces Open Access policy

The Publishers Association (PA) and Springer Nature say they are concerned over the new Open Access policy by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), which has been backed with up to £46.7m in funding per year to aid its implementation.

Announced on 6th August, the policy comes after a consultation with the sector and is for research publications that acknowledge funding from UKRI. The new policy 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...

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