UKRI Open Access Policy: explanation of policy changes

Explanation of the changes to UKRI’s open access policy and how decisions were made



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In August 2021, UKRI announced a new open access policy for publications that acknowledge funding from UKRI or any of its councils.

This document explains:

  • the changes to UKRI’s open access policy
  • how decisions were made, including the process of the UKRI Open Access Review.

Find the new UKRI open access policy and existing research councils policy in making your research publications open access.

For more information on the UKRI Open Access Review and how UKRI is implementing the new policy, see shaping our open access policy.

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Page last updated: 23 September 2021

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